In this whimsical and spellbinding fable, children learn invaluable lessons on diversity, kindness, self-love, and forgiveness. Patulous, The Different Caterpillar is written by A. Volta and illustrated by Diane Lucas and shares a fresh take on the tale of the ugly duckling by going a step further to teach young readers about friendship and community. As educational as it is inspiring, this children’s book shares the journey of a very odd looking caterpillar. When Patulous—from the Latin word patulus meaning “to open up”—is shunned by fellow fennel leaf-loving friends, the caterpillar is sad and alone until meeting a friendly snail. The snail introduces this different caterpillar to a grasshopper and a ladybug that are more than happy to enjoy a new friend. They help Patulous see true beauty. From egg to larva to molting to silk chrysalis to the inevitable—and in this case—indomitable, one-of-a-kind butterfly that is just about the most beautiful as anyone has ever seen. Also available in hardcover through BookSurge.
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With a degree in business from Santa Clara University, A. Volta is a treasury analyst at Hewlett Packard and an active Toastmasters member. An advocate to empower parents, she is a past field tester for Parent Partners of Great Explorations in Math and Science, Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley. She lives with her two teenage children in the Bay Area where her weekends are filled with her teenagers’ sporting events or children’s events where she reads her book, discusses the power of diversity, and leads fun-filled art projects for children to express their creativity. This is her first children’s book.
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Book Description Working Parents, LLC, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0971104018
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