All Henri the Caterpillar has is a dream. It’s an amazing, incredible, impossible dream. And to chase it, Henri will have to leave the safety of his garden and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
Written and illustrated by the award-winning creator of A Bed for Bear, Clive McFarland, Caterpillar Dreams is the inspiring story of what can happen when you dare to believe in yourself.
As Henri sets off on his adventure in Clive McFarland’s CATERPILLAR DREAMS, he gets a bit of help from friends. They contribute using their special gifts: Bird carries him over a wall, Mole tunnels under the road to help him cross, and Fish gets him from one end of the lake to the other.
Being a caterpillar, Henri’s adventure involves a cocoon, and he eventually gets his wings and can fly. While finally achieving his ultimate dream and the freedom of flight, Henry also finds that the place he most wants to visit is, of course, home.
McFarland’s narrative is simple to follow and it isn’t bogged down by too many words. Henri’s story is one that will engage children while teaching a lesson about bravery, adventure, and the comfort of home. The illustrations are wonderful—and I think they’re the best part of a really wonderful book.
My thanks to YA Books Central and the publisher for an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honet review.
A simple narrative