Series: God’s Secret Garden Adventures
Date Published: November 5, 2012
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Author: Laura Allen Nonemaker
Genre: Children’s Fiction
Book Source: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tate Publishing for my honest review.
Catie Caterpillar looks different from any bug Herbie and Bella have ever seen. When Herbie makes fun of Catie, Mayor Benny shows him why he should not judge anyone by how they look. In the end, Catie reveals a secret and the bunnies learn the joy of forgiveness. Catie’s Secret is the third book in Laura Allen Nonemaker’s children’s series, God’s Secret Garden Adventures. Like the two previous books, Benny’s Angel and Fred D’s Amazing Escape, Catie’s Secret invites young readers to join an exciting adventure while it teaches a valuable lesson.
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Laura’s desire to write took root as a child in Bermuda, when a favorite teacher at Mt. St. Agnes Academy published one of her essays in the local newspaper. Her aspiration sprouted again in Louisville, Kentucky during the 1980s, when she conceived the idea for TecNotes, a newsletter she wrote and edited for TubeTec Inc. During this period, she also studied commercial art at Jefferson Community College. Since then, Laura has written in a variety of genres and her work has appeared in Essence Treasury: Celebrating the Season, Alive!, Kentucky Monthly magazine and Focus on the Family Clubhouse JR magazine.
Catie’s Secret is about two bunnies, Herbie and Bella, who like to a place called Peaceful Meadow in God’s Secret Garden. It’s called Peaceful Meadow because it is a peaceful and happy place. Herbie and Bella come across a very unusual bug the likes of which they have never seen. They son learn that she is a caterpillar and her name is Catie. When Herbie begins to tease Catie because she is different their uncle, Mayor Benny, points out things that are different on the surface but have beauty on the inside such as Catie the caterpillar.
This is such an adorable story and, the best part is, it teaches a lesson. Children are not only entertained but they learn something in the process. They learn that no matter how we look on the outside we are all very special and that teasing and making fun of others can be very hurtful. This book would be great to read to small children and they will absolutely love the illustrations. I love a story with a moral and I definitely recommend it.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Moody Publishers for my honest review. The opinions stated are mine and mine alone and I received no monetary compensation.
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Catie’s Secret is the second book in Laura Allen Nonemaker’s children’s series, God’s Secret Garden Adventures. Laura is celebrating Catie’s Secret with a Kindle Fire Kid Pack giveaway!
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire
- Butterfly Pavilion Hatching Kit
- Butterfly Pattern Carryall Bag
- Butterfly Suncatcher Kit
- Benny’s Angel T-Shirt (small)
- Catie’s Secret and Benny’s Angel with free E-Live audio downloads by Laura Nonemaker
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 23rd. Winner will be announced November 25th at Laura’s blog.
Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Laura’s blog on the 25th to see if you won.