Age Range: 3 - 4
Age Range: 5 - 7
Age Range: 8 - 11
A “stunningly illustrated” (Booklist STARRED review) picture book about a curious caterpillar searching for the meaning of the word “beautiful.” But is there just one meaning—or many?
A caterpillar lives a simple life on his leaf until one day, an UnKnown Thing picks him up and calls him beautiful. A question forms in the caterpillar’s mind: “What is beautiful?”
So begins a quest to discover the true meaning of the word beautiful. Much to the caterpillar’s surprise, each animal in the forest has their own unique definition:
A bear declares that honeycomb is beautiful!
The squirrels say leaves are beautiful!
A mole says his burrow is beautiful!
What’s a caterpillar to do?
How Beautiful offers kids an immersive, memorable experience. Elaborate and vivid illustrations by Melissa Castrillón, author of Yellow Kayak and If I Had a Little Dream, combine with a sweet, central message:
- Beauty is as diverse as we are.
- “Beautiful” means something different to everyone, and that’s okay!
- The beauty of the natural world is worth celebrating!