Cody the Caterpillar isn't happy on the ground in Better-Than-Brown. He wants to go to Far Flutterby where everybody soars through the air. But that won't happen---or will it? Charming rhymes and delightful illustrations assure your 4- to 7-year-olds that God can use our struggles to get us where he wants us to be! 32 pages, hardcover from Zonderkidz.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2012 Dimensions: 11 X 8.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310712130 ISBN-13: 9780310712138 Availability: In Stock Ages: 4-7
'I wonder,' he said, as he inched up a tree, 'If there's more to this life than just branches and leaves.' Once in the land of Better-Than-Brown lived Cody the Caterpillar, down on the ground. His life he found boring; he wanted much more; then a message of hope told him he would soon soar. A place called Far Flutterby---it just couldn't be! He thought, That's only a dream for a small one like me. But God has a plan filled with wondrous things, and Cody would find that through hard times come wings.
New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America's favorite inspirational novelist, with over 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction has produced multiple bestsellers, including Unlocked, Leaving, Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture and is now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several women's groups including Women of Faith. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their daughter Kelsey is married to Christian artist Kyle Kupecky. SPANISH BIO: Karen Kingsbury es autora de mas de treinta titulos, incluyendo algunos EXITOS de venta, uno de los cuales se uso para la pelicula de la semana de CBS. Es una de las atoras favoritas de novelas inspiradoras.Se han impreso mas de dos millones de ejemplares de sus libros. Kingsbury reside en el estado de Washington con Don, su esposo, y sus seis hijos, tres de los cuales los adotatron en Haiti.
'Bell's (Too Shy for Show and Tell) full-bleed, full-spread paintings in hues of brown and olive-green depict a round-headed misfit amid smiling siblings, ladybugs, and ants; his eventual transformation into an exuberant, purple-gold butterfly warrants a splashy spread. Kingsbury's (Brave Young Knight) rhymed, formulaic stanzas tell a predictable tale with a somewhat odd evangelistic twist: the humble caterpillar's struggle eventually delivers him to a place where 'life is a daydream that never grows old.' The story closes with a clarifying moral: 'the struggle... is what gives you wings!' while conveying a subtler, overarching message about God's sustaining presence during hard times.' - Publishers Weekly Review -- Publishers Weekly Review