by Antonella Capetti, Melissa Castrillon (Illustrator)
Castrillón's wild drawings carry a decorative impulse to unexpected heights. -New York Times
A stunningly illustrated picture book about a curious caterpillar searching for the true meaning of the word "beautiful." But is there one true 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!