Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Giving Meadow


The Giving Meadow by Stephanie Burkhart is an adorable book about the cute little caterpillar shown on the cover above. Now, I'm not a big fan of bugs, in fact I tend to take off in the opposite direction when I see one. But look at that sweet face! There is nothing disgusting about this bug, and the story is as friendly as the caterpillar is.

This new little fellow has emerged from his egg hungry and hunting something to eat. He makes his way across a meadow, looking for something to eat each day since he is growing rapidly and getting hungrier and hungrier. As he inches along, the caterpillar encounters several different creatures and requests something to eat each time. None of them has much food but all have a generous spirit. He fills his tummy and makes new friends until one day he disappears into a cocoon.

Children will be drawn into the suspense and the surprise along with the caterpillar's friends, waiting to see what happens to him as they enjoy the bright and colorful illustrations by Stephen Macquignon along the way.

Often children are fascinated by insects, especially ones like this little fellow who has such a transforming experience! This is a good book for helping young children learn about how caterpillars change as well as a gentle lesson about sharing and caring.

The Giving Meadow is available from 4RV Publishing and Amazon. You can learn more about Stephanie and her books on her website.


7 comments:

Carole Anne Carr said...

It sounds delightful, hope it does very well.

StephB said...

Connie, thank you so much for reviewing my book. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Smiles
Steph

Patricia T. said...

Connie,
Enjoyed this review. Wished it had been included in the Perfect Picture Book Fridays. Hope you join!
Patricia

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss connie! wow! cool review. i love bugs! sounds like a real fun book for kids. i hope miss stephanie sell bunchs of them so lots of kids could enjoy reading bout that cool caterpillar.
...hugs from lenny

Margo Dill said...

What a cute cover. Thanks for sharing the book!

Margo
http://margodill.com/blog/

StephB said...

Patricia, can you send me a link, and I'll pop on over?

Lenny, I love bugs, too and I love your smiling sunny face. A smile always warms the heart, I say.

Margo,
I love the cover, too. Stephen did a great job with it.
Smiles
Steph

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I love this book. It's lovely and the illustrations are super. I didn't realize it was a 4RV book. :D