Far Flutterby

Far Flutterby

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by Karen Kingsbury
     
 

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This picture book from best-selling author Karen Kingsbury introduces Cody the caterpillar. Cody isn’t happy being stuck on the ground, but he’s encouraged to have faith and soon discovers than God has a wondrous plan for him.See more details below

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This picture book from best-selling author Karen Kingsbury introduces Cody the caterpillar. Cody isn’t happy being stuck on the ground, but he’s encouraged to have faith and soon discovers than God has a wondrous plan for him.

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Publishers Weekly
Two brightly colored winged creatures, Beulah Lee Bird and Franny McFly, make consecutive visits to wrinkly, brown, spectacle-wearing caterpillar Cody in the town of Better-than-Brown, a gray, leafy tree. Each bears witness to the wonderful place from which they come: “the land of Far Flutterby/ where God has good plans for his creatures to fly.” Urging trust and patience, they fly off, leaving Cody to dream of “that remarkable place,” while neighboring caterpillars contentedly munch on leaves. Bell’s (Too Shy for Show and Tell) full-bleed, full-spread paintings in hues of brown and olive-green depict a round-headed misfit amid smiling siblings, ladybugs, and ants; his eventual transformation into an exuberant, purple-gold butterfly warrants a splashy spread. Kingsbury’s (Brave Young Knight) rhymed, formulaic stanzas tell a predictable tale with a somewhat odd evangelistic twist: the humble caterpillar’s struggle eventually delivers him to a place where “life is a daydream that never grows old.” The story closes with a clarifying moral: “the struggle... is what gives you wings!” while conveying a subtler, overarching message about God’s sustaining presence during hard times. Ages 4–7. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310734703
Publisher:
Zonderkidz
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
270,446
File size:
22 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational novelist with over 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction™ has produced multiple best sellers including Unlocked, Leaving, Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture and is now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several women’s groups including Women of Faith. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their daughter Kelsey is married to Christian artist Kyle Kupecky.

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