Book Review: Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

30 Sep

Are you a Max Lucado fan?  Looking for a book that will help your child learn that being “common” is not so bad after all?  Then Hermie, a Common Caterpillar by Max Lucado is a nice book to share with them!

Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

Here is the description I was given to use as part of my review:

“This Max Lucado’s Hermie & Friends® best-selling story now available in easy-to-read format!

Hermie and his friend Wormie have always felt common. They don’t have stripes or dots, they aren’t very strong, and they can’t find anything special about themselves. But every time they pray, God tells them that He loves them all the time just as they are and that He isn’t finished with them yet. When Hermie becomes a beautiful butterfly, he realizes just how special God’s plan is for him!

This classic story has been revised for kids to read and enjoy on their own as a Lever 2 Reader. With fresh new art and a story kids can read themselves, plus a new, low price—this classic story will find a whole new generation of kids who love Hermie and his garden friends!”


I read this book to my 3-year-old son to get his feedback on it.  He was drawn immediately to the book’s colorful illustrations.  The story’s vocabulary and simple story line was easy for him to understand, and he even volunteered questions as we read through it.  He told me that his favorite part was “when Hermie turned into a big, big butterfly”.  I enjoyed the fact that my son was able to connect easily to the characters, as well as the lesson that we are all special because God loves us and has a plan and purpose for every one of us.  My son also suggested that we get the other Hermie books, and I couldn’t agree more!

I definitely recommend this book to anyone with small children, or a Sunday school class!  It has such a powerful and important message that all of us can relate to and share!  And remember, God “isn’t done with with you yet!”

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Book Nook


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