“Casey The Caterpillar Feels Left Out” is a hardcover book published by Ruby’s Studio that is perfect for children ages 3-6 years old. The book outlines what happens to a little caterpillar who can’t take flight like her winged friends and introduces readers to valuable lessons about friendship, empathy, and communication.
This book is perfect for grade levels preschool through 2nd grade. Children at that age often feel left out of different social groups among their peers so “Casey The Caterpillar Feels Left Out” helps children relate to these situations.
Casey and her friends play leapfrog and everything seems to be going well, until the game evolves into air acrobatics. Casey observes her friends, but feels sad when she can’t participate. Casey feels sad and hurt and slowly detaches herself from the setting. Through her mentor, Bailey Butterfly, Casey learns how to articulate and express her feelings, offering younger children an engaging tale about understand and accepting our friends for who they are.
I loved reading this book and my niece enjoyed learning about Casey and her friends. “Casey The Caterpillar Feels Left Out” colorfully illustrates and explores the ideas of friendship and courage, while teaching others to solve conflicts through compassion and kindness. This book is a great way for children to learn to express how they feel when they feel excluded, which can happen at any stage in life, really. I would love to see this book in elementary school libraries!
About the Author
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter is a children’s book author, children’s show producer and director, and President of the The Mother Company. She is also mother to a little whippersnapper named Jack, who just entered Kindergarten!
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