Published by Shadow Mountain on September 29, 2015
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This is tale of a caterpillar named Westly who is destined to be a Monarch butterfly and the next king of the butterfly kingdom. But sometimes things don't turn out the way we plan. When Westly emerges from his cocoon he is nothing like he expected. He's a spider! And he must navigate the social hierarchy with butterflies at the top and insects at the bottom and Westly somewhere in-between. Adopted by the "dirt eaters," Westly is determined to make a difference. He is determined to belong, to be loved, and most importantly, to become who he was born to be.
In this unique mash-up, author/illustrator Bryan Beus creates a warm and intense visual reading experience for all ages. Written in the style of a fable, this story teaches readers the importance of tolerance, to accept others who are different, and to believe that our biggest differences can be our greatest strengths. You will appreciate the positive values in empowering children to be the hero of their own stories and being resourceful to overcome obstacles.