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Book Review – The Tiny Caterpillar and the Great Big Tree by Kelly Morgan

In this delightful children’s tale we are taken on an adventure as the tiny caterpillar explores the forest around him in search of new friends. But, finding he is so very different from the other creatures in the forest, he sadly returns to his old friend, the great big tree. After a miraculous transformation, he seeks approval from the other creatures, only to discover it matters not how different they are on the outside, but rather, it’s what’s on the inside that counts

This charming and enchanting story relays a powerful message of friendship, forgiveness, and how the physical differences between us do not define who we are as an individual.

The Tiny Caterpillar and the Great Big Tree
Illustrated by Lynn Lorbeske
Published by Lulu Inc., 2009
Children’s Picture Book, Paperback
45 pages

“A wonderfully illustrated and written book…Provides an important message about the differences between us all…Engaging and charming!”  ~Bookpleasures

“Kelly has captured in this story the classic truth that there is beauty in us all. The tale is well-matched with adorable illustrations that will actually have kids wanting to hug a caterpillar.” ~Wave Walton, children’s book author of The Wuffle

“The Tiny Caterpillar and the Great Big Tree is sure to impress parents and children of all ages.  With its colourful illustrations done by Lynn Lorbeske, The Tiny Caterpillar learns about acceptance, forgiveness and adventure while realizing that change and differences are nothing to cower from.” ~Sarah Butland, children’s book author of Sending You Sammy.

A former preschool teacher, Kelly Moran moved to the health care field and is now a multi-published author of literature, romance, poetry and children’s books. She is the recipient of an Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement, inducted into the Who’s Who Book of Americans, placed as a Finalist in the 2008 Best Books Awards, a Finalist in the 2009 Indie Excellence Book Awards, a respected reviewer for Bookpleasures, and a Romance Writers of America member.

Her other titles include An Insomniac’s Dream, When the Leaves Stop Falling, and Idle Thursday. Though most of her family is in the Carolinas, she resides in Milwaukee, WI with her husband, twin sons, and black lab. For more information, please see www.authorkellymoran.com, where you will find books, reviews, trailers, and more.


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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