This is a wonderful picture book for kids with important lessons about love and family.
The story is about Paul and Mona, two little caterpillars who befriend each other. As time goes on, Mona grows faster than Paul. Paul becomes frustrated and wants to do everything that Mona is doing. But he can’t because he is a bit different from her.
Regardless of their differences, they form a real bond. They spend a lot of time talking with one another. But one day, Mona becomes a butterfly and she is able to fly away and have a lot of exciting adventures. But she always comes back and talks to Paul every night about her experiences of the day.
More than their friendship, Mona truly believes in Paul. When Paul becomes frustrated because he wasn’t growing as fast, she always said that he would become a butterfly in time. What a powerful message for kids of all ages! If only kids would learn the important message that they all have potential from the earliest age, adolescence would be a much less frustrating time for teens.
This is an important book that can be read by kids of all ages. In addition, the illustrations are striking and beautiful, making this picture book for kids a true treasure.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth