Author: A. Volta
Illustrator: Diane Lucas
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing
Patulous lives with other caterpillars who start to notice his green skin is developing splotches. They make fun of him and send him away because he’s different.
Other creatures in the garden welcome and befriend him. They accept him as he is, and let him play with them. His new friends also introduce him to tasty flowers to eat. But soon it’s time for him to enter his chrysalis and become a butterfly. He has no idea how spectacular his colors will be when he emerges.
A fun take on the Ugly Duckling story, Patulous the Different Caterpillar reminds that we’re all different, but it’s our differences that make us unique, special and beautiful.
Reviewer: Alice Berger