The Stone loves the Caterpillar. The Caterpillar loves the Stone. And because of this, order in the perfect garden in which they live was shaken. A stone can’t love a caterpillar, the stones complain. A caterpillar can’t love a stone, the caterpillars mumble. The Caterpillar and the Stone don’t listen. They say they will love each other always, but caterpillars don’t stay caterpillars forever.
This is a sad story, but it has the perfect message that life isn’t a fairy tale and that if something bad happens, the world doesn’t end, and you can still be happy and enjoy life. I like the story and the message (but I also prefer happy endings – maybe because I’m a kid). I also like the font (a fancy cursive script). I thought it made it fun to read, but my sister, who is an early reader, found it hard to read because she couldn’t make out some of the letters and I think other kids would have a hard time reading it too. The story is told in a great descriptive way that gets you into reading it. My favorite character is the Great Old Stone – he rocks! **snicker** 😉 The illustrations are interesting to look at and go good with the book. They look like real photographs that were altered. I think it is a cool effect.
I got an audio version of this book too, and it was fun to listen to and put together well!The narration was very good and the music and sound effects were nice. My sister Josie liked it because it was easier for her to follow along in the books when she listened to it.
I give this book 4 out of 5 book worms!
To learn more about Erec Stebbins and his books and music, please visit his website HERE.
Categories: Age 6-9