Catie Caterpillar looks different from any bug Herbie and Bella have ever seen. When Herbie makes fun of Catie, Mayor Benny shows him why he should not judge anyone by how they look. In the end, Catie reveals a secret and the bunnies learn the joy of forgiveness.
Catie’s Secret is the second book in Laura Allen Nonemaker’s children’s series, God’s Secret Garden Adventures. Like the previous book, Benny’s Angel, Catie’s Secret invites young readers to join an exciting adventure while it teaches a valuable lesson.
Laura began writing as a child in Bermuda when a favorite teacher had one of her essays published in a local newspaper. She is a contributing writer for Kentucky Monthly Magazine and her first children's book,"Benny's Angel," was published in 2011. She is on the planning team for Artful Missions, which produces juried art shows and donates most of the proceeds to ministries that help women and children escape human trafficking. When Laura is not dreaming up her next God's Garden adventure, she enjoys spending time with her large family.
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I read this book along with our 8 and 6 year old boys. The book immediately got their attention, and the illustrations are wonderful. As we read we talked about the story, and then the boys gave examples of someone being picked on. The 8 year old knew what was happening to Catie, but the 6 year old was a bit surprised.
The book was written for the author's daughter who wanted a story about a butterfly. There are great examples of things that turn out to be something other than what you thought they were, and the boys enjoyed that. Example was acorn to oak tree, something so small to something so big!
This is the third book in Laura Allen Nonmaker's children's series, God's Secret Garden Adventure, and I would recommend them all. Sharing God's creations with children so they appreciate it, and the lesson of forgiveness, which happens in bullying.
I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.