Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

Hermie, a Common Caterpillar

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by Max Lucado
     
 

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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

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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400317479
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
10/04/2011
Series:
Max Lucado's Hermie and Friends Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
744,080
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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Hermie

a common caterpillar
By MAX LUCADO

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2011 Max Lucado
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4003-1747-9


Chapter One

"Wow!" said Hermie the caterpillar as he looked at the tree above him.

A beautiful butterfly was resting on a large green leaf. His brightly colored wings were covered with dazzling white spots.

Hermie gasped and whispered to himself, "He's about to fly." And with a lift of his wings, the butterfly was in the air, circling softly in the summer sky.

"Oh, how I would love to fly like that," Hermie wished.

He watched until the butterfly was a speck in the sky. Then Hermie sighed and turned away.

Now, as a rule, caterpillars are not very exciting. But Hermie was even more ordinary than most.

Some caterpillars have spots. Not Hermie. Some caterpillars have stripes. Not Hermie. He had nothing but smooth green skin, some freckles, and a bunch of feet. Hermie was a common caterpillar.

He ate common leaves ... squirmed through common grass ... did common stuff. Hermie was a common caterpillar.

Hermie did one thing, however, that was not common. He talked to God. He talked to God about all sorts of things. And God talked to Hermie. Of course, he didn't really hear God speak out loud. God spoke in Hermie's heart.

Late at night when the other caterpillars were asleep, Hermie would crawl out of his bed and stare up at the sky. Then he would talk to God.

"God, why did You make me so common? Other caterpillars have stripes. Some have spots. I even saw one with spots and stripes. But me? I don't have anything. I'm just ... Hermie."

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Hermie by MAX LUCADO Copyright © 2011 by Max Lucado. Excerpted by permission of Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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More than 120 million readers have found inspiration and encouragement in the writings of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church.

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Hermie: A Common Caterpillar 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HERMIE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!:)
ReadWorm More than 1 year ago
Hermie thinks he is just a common caterpillar. He has no markings or special features that make him outwardly special. He knows that inwardly he is very special because he talks to God – even when his friends don’t and make fun of him about it. He has a friend who does talk to God and this friend’s name is wormie. Hermie and Wormie can’t see anything special about themselves and when they see all the other creatures God has made with so many special features, they ask God why He didn’t make them with any other special features. God assures them that He loves them just the way they are and that they are super special to Him – He also tells them that He is not finished with them yet. Children and Adults alike might find themselves comparing themselves to others – others who have more than they do – maybe it’s the little girl with the long braided hair sitting in front of us in class or maybe it’s the mom in the car pool who just seems to have it all together. We look at ourselves and think that nothing we have is of any value – God sees not only those things that make us valuable to Him (which we generally can’t see) but also that He has a plan for us. Toward the end of this book – Hermie the common caterpillar becomes Hermie the uncommon butterfly – God wasn’t done with Hermie (or wormie) and He is not finished with us either. A sweet book with much to teach. 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.”
NMcC More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful story about a caterpillar, Hermie, who just feels like he has nothing that makes him stand out from the crowd. He feels like he's just common, like he has nothing special. Whenever he was feeling especially "common", he would hear God telling him that God loved him just the way he was and that God wasn't finished with him yet (a message we all need to hear, yes?). Well, one day Hermie finds out what God meant when he said he wasn't finished with him yet. It was beyond his wildest dreams. This book is a good reminder to children and parents that just because we don't always feel like we have anything special to offer the world, that God isn't finished with us yet and we just need to be faithful and patient.
GHott More than 1 year ago
I love the books that help our children know that they're not alone. They're not alone when they feel 'less' than everyone else. They are not alone when they talk to God. And, they are not alone when they feel sad. This is one of those books that will help them to grow and understand. Not only are the words appropriate for a first or second grade reader but the emotions are reflective of them, as well. Grab this for that self-conscience kid on your Christmas list that needs to feel like they are not common
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hermie is a Caterpillar. Pretty much common except that the fact is he can talk to God! Yup...whenever he and his friend Wormie feeling particularly down because they sees themselves as common, nothing special, ordinary; they would pray to God.They ponders why they not like others for example Antonio the mighty ant or pretty like the LadyBug God answers their prayers patiently. He told them not to worry as He is not finish with them. Well, no surprise there on what Hermie turned into in the end. I find that this book is perfect for my 3 year old son and me. He is forever asking "why this...why that....why...why..why". At times, it gets to my nerves. After reading this book, I feel that I should be more patience with him. Yes, this book teaches kids(and adults like me) to be more patience and put their trust in God. Somewhere along the line when kids grow up to be adult, we tend to forget to put our trust in God. This is a good reminder for us. In my opinion, this book is a good way to prepare the kids to enter school life. When they goes to school, they are bound to be face with classmate who are prettier or richer or stronger or even learn faster than them. There will always be someone better than us but don't worry as God is not done with us yet. God have plans for us. If our kids believe in this then they will surely excel in whatever that they do. I like this book. It's a good book to keep at home. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze 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."
McCraine More than 1 year ago
The story line about confidence in God and knowing He has a plan for us all is just precious and so very true! Anyone could use this book for a quick and fun lesson on God's love for us all. This book also shows the importance of praying or "talking" to God. Hermie often feels down when he sees someone he thinks has nicer spots or stripes etc. than him. Only when Hermie talks to God is he reminded of his own beauty that is not necessarily outward appearance only. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This new easy reader version of Hermie: A Common Caterpillar is labeled as a "level two" reader, or approximately 2nd grade. (Of course, all children are different, and read at different levels, so I if you have a chance to check out the book in person, that's probably a good idea!) The book is a nice hardcover, something you don't see often in the early readers...so it feels a little more substantial to a young reader, and should hold up through many more readings than a paperback. The content of the book is similar to the author's previous Hermie books. Hermie and Wormie feel common (plain), but they learn that God has a special plan for everyone. The book should appeal to early readers who are familiar with Hermie, and they will enjoy reading the story for themselves. I received this book from BookSneeze at no cost.
KS_Chew More than 1 year ago
This attractive children book is about the story of Hermie and his friend Wormie. Hermie and 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! Lessons I learned: 1. Sometimes we limit God -- we had the misconception that God cannot make something beautiful out of the "common". That's when the common is placed into the palm of the uncommon God. 2. We are impatient. We wanted God to answer us, and answer us NOW! But God has His purposes for us. And He will do it in His time! 3. We wanted to be someone else other than the person God has made us to be. We are unique in our own identity and our security should rest in the confidence we have in Him. We should be comfortable in our self-image. In short, this is a great book to be read together with my kids.
MizChelleB More than 1 year ago
I adore Max Lucado, and this book did not leave me disappointed. The story follows Hermie and his friend Wormie, who feel they are nothing special.just common. The pair receives momentary encouragement when they pray, and God reminds them He loves them just as they are, but He isn't finished with them yet. However, all it takes is one glance at a strong ant, a snail with cool house on his back, or a ladybug with lovely spots, and they are feeling down in the dumps again. This is a great story to read to your kids for several reasons: ? The message is wonderful, and I would be surprised if you didn't come away with something as well. We all have those, "Why not me?" Hermie moments, and need to remember that God loves us just the way we are. ? It is fun to read. I get into the books I read to my kids, and it is easy to give each character distinct voices. I gave Antonio the Ant a Spanish accent, the snail, a slow, southern drawl, and the ladybug a soft, timid voice. It is a level 2 reader, so it is a great book for beginners to read by themselves. ? Your kids will love it. My four year old quickly caught on and was chiming in before I could finish the sentence, "But I'm not finished with you yet!" ? The illustrations are adorable, Hermie's cute face worms its way into your heart! One page has Hermie and Wormie covered in paint spots after meeting the ladybug. It makes you tear up and smile at the same time. Overall, I loved this book and so did my daughter. I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Kennisha More than 1 year ago
This is truly an incredible story for children. It shows us how God is not through with us no matter how ordinary we might think we are. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this e-book to my four year old. I could see his facial expressions change when Hermie would feel a little sad. But as I continued to read more, he understood that there isn't a need to be sad when you're different. God created us all to be very unique and special! I highly recommend this children't book! A great story! *I was given this book to give an honest review. Five stars from me!*
ChristyProject More than 1 year ago
I always thought this was a sweet little book for kids, and now it's available as a level 2 reader for kids learning how to read themselves. What a fabulous book for helping kiddos learn: -how to read. -that God loves them just the way they are. -that God isn't finished with them yet. -the science of good ol' metamorphosis. I highly recommend this delightful book to children of all ages. And that includes the parents who read this with their young ones, parents who still are children at heart and need God's reminder that not only should we not compare ourselves to others, but that He isn't finished with us yet. :)
tiffmalloy More than 1 year ago
Hermie, A Common Caterpillar, is a story of how God loves us just the way we are, but that God is not done with us yet. I had the opportunity to review this book via ebook format, and it was well done. I choose this version because I have found that the kids like to have some books on hand when we're out and about. After reading, Asante said he really liked it, and that he wanted to read it again! His favorite part was how at the end, Hermie became a butterfly. For the adults reading it, it's a good reminder for us that God doesn't want us to compare ourselves with others, but remember that God has good plans for our life too, and that sometimes its very different from how He's working through our friends. Thank you, Booksneeze, for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Angela_Nic More than 1 year ago
Max Lucados' books are always uplifting and this one is no different - with a special message for each one of us. "Hermie & Friends: Hermie, a Common Caterpillar" is a children's book in a new, easy to read format. The story is engaging, with colorful illustrations. For those who have read or seen any of the DVDs in the series, you will remember that Hermie is a plain, common, green caterpillar. As he goes through his days, he sees other special gifts each of his friends seem to have, all that is except for him and his caterpillar friend, Wormie. At night before bed, he asks God, "Why did you make us so common?" To which God lovingly replies "Don't worry. I love you just the way you are and I'm not finished with you yet." I don't want to steal the end of the story here, but suffice it to say, in time he sees the wonderful plan God has for them both! This is a great inspirational book and wonderful way to help explain to little ones the beautiful truth that God loves each one of us just the way we are and that He's always working in our lives. And in most cases He's not finished with us yet! He has begun a good work in us and He will finish it. It was a great reminder for me, and I can't wait to share it with the little ones in my family.
Steve_Dom More than 1 year ago
"Hermie & Friends: Hermie, a Common Caterpillar" is a children's book by Max Lucado in a new, easy to read format. The book's description says the following: "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 in it's e-book format, using a Mobi Reader on my PC. I found this format layout better for my PC than the Kindle Reader, with the text and illustration breakdown better. The book is listed for Level 2 readers, but it doesn't explain exactly what age or reading level this is referring to. Maybe it has more of an explain on the book copy, but I thought it could had explained that a bit more clearly on the e-copy as well. This is a beautiful book with a timeless truth and message - that God loves each one of us just the way we are, that He has a special plan for each of us and our lives and that in many - if not most cases, He's not done with us yet.