Caterpillar Stickers: Be Yourself and Be Butterfly Beautiful!

Caterpillar Stickers: Be Yourself and Be Butterfly Beautiful!

by See Ray

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Ayanna lives in caterpillar village with a big loving family. Her sisters, Rosie and Tulip, attend the local Bug High and go through a lot of trouble each and every day to prepare themselves and make themselves different by applying caterpillar stickers. Caterpillar stickers are sticky butterfly wings, but they are not real, as they are just stuck on stickers. Rosie and Tulip think wearing the caterpillar stickers make them beautiful. Ayanna wonders if there is a better way to look butterfly beautiful. Ayanna is sure she does not want to wear caterpillar stickers and pretend to look like a butterfly, as she wants to transform and be a real butterfly. Ayanna learns the secret of transformation and sets out on her journey to become a beautiful butterfly. Ayannas name literally means beautiful flower.

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ISBN-13: 9781477268650
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 09/17/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 28
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sierra Rene Flad is 10 years old and attends 5th grade in Dallas Texas (Plano ISD). She loves to sing and act and is very involved in theatre acting at the Plano Children’s Theatre. She aspires to one day be a Marine Biologist. Sierra struggles with the challenges of dyslexia on a daily basis. Wonderful teachers and special programs developed for dyslexia have helped Sierra learn how to read. She is now near her grade level for reading but writing and spelling continue to be challenging. Her success achieved through acting, singing and writing stories and play scripts give her flight to soar above these daily challenges. Ruth Flad was raised in Beaver County in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. In 1986, she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she met and married her husband Steven R. Flad, her best friend for nearly 25 years. They were blessed by God to adopt both of their children, Luke in 1998 and Sierra in 2002. When Sierra was in Kindergarten and First grade they realized there was a problem with her abilities to read and write. After much investigation and testing it was determined in May 2010 that sweet little Sierra had dyslexia. Dyslexia can be very frustrating but they were not about to let it cause Sierra to dislike reading and writing. Ruth has worked in the pension/retirement business for about 27 years. She enjoys working from home in Dallas, Texas for a pension software company that services retirement plan providers. Her greatest joys come from being a wife and mom. The following information is included with permission by ADA for anyone who is interested in learning more about Dyslexia. The ADA offers free resources for dyslexia training, email them at American Dyslexia Association, Inc. (ADA), a non-profit Organization Osprey Executive Park 442 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229

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Caterpillar Stickers

Be Yourself and Be Butterfly Beautiful!


Copyright © 2012 See Ray
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4772-6864-3

Chapter One

Deep in the woods there is a beautiful hollow with all kinds of mysterious creatures. In one corner you will find a caterpillar village, where little Ayanna lives. Ayanna is a tiny multi-colored caterpillar and she has a big family. Ayanna shares a bedroom with her older sisters Rosie and Tulip. Being the youngest of the three, she would watch her sisters very closely.

One day she walked in on them while they were getting ready for Bug High. Rosie and Tulip were making last minute adjustments to their stick-on wings. A little glitter spray here and a little more there and they were almost ready to go. Ayanna asked them "Why do you stick those wings onto your backs?" "We want to be beautiful like everyone else, you'll understand when you get older" they both answered.

"Are we ugly?" asked Ayanna.

Rosie the oldest of her sisters answered her and said "Oh no, Ayanna, our beautiful little flower, we want to look like the butterfly with gorgeous colors and wings."

Ayanna was always very curious and could not stop asking questions, so she went to see Papa C, which is short for Papa Caterpillar who is the King of the entire caterpillar village.

"Papa C, Papa C, please wait for me. I need to ask you an important question. How can I become a beautiful butterfly?"

Papa C replied "My beautiful flower Ayanna, you can only become a butterfly once you've been transformed."

Papa C continued on his way as if he hadn't even spoken to Ayanna at all. Ayanna did not understand Papa Cs answer, so she went to see her very wise Mama Caterpillar.

Ayanna asked "Mama, what does it mean to be transformed?" Mama said "It means your entire body changes from a caterpillar into a butterfly. It is a real change that takes a lot of time and work. You cannot be transformed into a butterfly by wearing caterpillar stickers like your sisters, Rosie and Tulip. Pretending is fun but if you want to be beautiful, you should be yourself and be kind and loving. You are very special and beautiful just the way you are. Take small steps every day to become more beautiful on the inside and some day you will be ready to transform."


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