Children will love Max Lucado's delightful character--a common caterpillar named Hermie! But Hermie doesn't like being common. He doesn't have stripes or fancy spots, and he doesn't think he's very special at all. But together with his friend, Wormie, they talk to God about their troubles, and children will see, through this extraordinary tale, that God has made each one of us unique and he wants us all to be like Jesus. This classic story has been revised for kids to read and enjoy all on their own as a Level 2 Reader. With fresh new art, and a story kids can read themselves, this classic story will find a whole new generation of kids who love Hermie and his garden friends! 48 pages, hardcover form Thomas Nelson.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 48 Vendor: Thomas Nelson Publication Date: 2011 Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.50 (inches)
This Max Lucados Hermie & Friends®best-selling story now available in easy-to-read format!
Hermie and his friend Wormie have always felt common. They dont have stripes or dots, they arent very strong, and they cant find anything special about themselves. But every time they pray, God tells them that He loves them all the time just as they are and that He isnt finished with them yet. When Hermie becomes a beautiful butterfly, he realizes just how special Gods plan is for him!
This classic story has been revised for kids to read and enjoy on their own as a Lever 2 Reader. With fresh new art and a story kids can read themselves, plus a new, low pricethis classic story will find a whole new generation of kids who love Hermie and his garden friends!
With more than 100 million products in print, Max Lucado is one of America's favorite writers. He serves the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.
In Max Lucado's Hermie: A Common Caterpillar for Level Two young readers, poor Hermie wonders why he is so common and plain. He isn't incredibly strong the way Antonio the ant is. He doesn't have a home at his beck and call the way the snail does. He doesn't have a shiny coat with beautiful spots the way Lucy the ladybug does. He feels very ordinary, yet within his heart he believes God is saying to him, "I'm not finished with you yet." So, he continues to praise God and to enjoy friendship with his pal Wormie, who is also very ordinary, dull, and common. Then, one day, Hermie becomes so sleepy, he cannot keep his eyes open. He wraps himself into a thick cocoon and sleeps for many, many days. When he awakens, he discovers that he has grown wings, and he is lovely and has the ability to fly high in the sky. All of his friends are happy for him. And then his pal Wormie becomes very sleepy, too, and Hermie promises him that God will do something great in his life as well.
The words in this book are appropriate for new readers, not overly difficult, but not overly simple nor rhymed, as in the preschool versions of the Hermie books. The story is uplifting, especially for children who may feel they aren't as rich or as cute or as popular as some of the other children they play with or go to school with. The lesson that God loves them as they are and that he can make them continually better is positive and optimistic. Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com