Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Review of "Catie's Secret" by Laura Allen Nonemaker
The children quickly learn that someone's outward appearance is not the only one that matters. After a few days, they see Catie again, but this time she is a beautiful butterfly. The children see that their Uncle Benny was right all along and that Benny had said some unkind things. When they saw Catie again, Herbie apologized for teasing her.
I thought this was a fun read that included important morals and values for a young child. I would recommend this book for a new reader, or 5 to 6 year old. I think this book would also be excellent to use as a lesson for a Sunday School class. I think that while younger children (4 and under) may not be able to read this book, many will understand the story and concepts.
The back of the book includes questions you can ask your child after they are finished reading. The questions include questions such as "Has anyone ever teased you? How did you feel?" and "How should we treat someone who looks differently?"
Also included in the back is a small page of Butterfly facts, which is fun for any kid!
I was pleasantly surprised to read the back cover and see that there is a free audio version of the book available to download online for free.
All in all, I think "Catie's Secret" is an adorable book that children will love! I rate it as 4 stars!
I received this book for free from Litfuse to give my honest unbiased opinion.