«Un Mundo de Cuentos para Ver (Spanish Edition)»
Don Gusano se había propuesto recorrer los cinco metros que separaban al naranjo del limonero. De camino una pulga, una hormiga, una mariquita, una tijereta y un grillo deciden acompañarle. Y al llegar a su destino, Don Gusano siguió solo y apareció un temible avispón…
Description in English: Mr. Worm decided to travel the five meters that separated the orange tree from the lemon tree. On the way, a flea, an ant, a ladybug, an earwig and a cricket decide to accompany him. When he reaches his destination, Mr. Worm continues alone and a fearsome hornet appears…
Paula Carbonell incorporates formulaic resources typical of oral storytelling, including the use of cumulative structures and repetition of events, which promote and facilitate the memorization of the text. Using this base, she has created a story that is straightforward at first glance but worthy of a second reading.
The journey that the caterpillar makes from the orange tree to the lemon tree, to which different travel companions are added, ends up being a metaphor for life itself: the change from one state to another, in which friends, enemies, and conflicts appear that can only be overcome through friendship and, ultimately, love.
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