Congratulations to David McArthur! His wonderful Picture Book “What Does A Caterpillar Do?” is our latest Certified Great Read!
Here’s The Book Blurb
The world around us is full of millions and millions of unappreciated, but amazingly fantastic bugs. From the smallest ant to the largest snail, each has it’s own characteristic which makes it uniquely suited to thrive in it’s own environment. ‘What Does a Caterpillar Do?’ allows children to, through the eyes of a cheeky caterpillar, meet some of these bugs and to learn a little bit about what makes them so different.
Written by David McArthur and illustrated by Lucy Rogers. What Does A Caterpillar Do? is an interactive children’s picture book that has been carefully researched and designed to help young children learn to read through humor.
About David McArthur
David McArthur is a trained graphic designer and creative writer based in Victoria, BC. He has been imagining stories for as long as he can remember but, as a small child, struggled to read and write due to dyslexia. His early struggles with reading and writing are part of the reason he wanted to create a series of books which give children confidence to read. The What Does Series started as a simple game that David played with his son as they drove to daycare. His son enjoyed the game so much that David jotted the stories down to read again and again.
Here Is Our Review
We love What Does A Caterpillar Do by David McArthur. This is a really fun book that will have kids laughing, shouting and beginning to believe that they can read! The book begins in a garden at night. Readers are asked “does a caterpillar light our way at night?” The answer comes in big, bold letters, “NO! A firefly lights our way at night.” That is the simply brilliant format that makes this book so much fun. As kids meet a spider, a silkworm and a cricket they will quickly catch on that their job is to laugh and shout “no!” to every question.
This is a delightful book that kids will want to read together over and over again. And, thanks to the interactive nature of the book, they will quickly begin to develop the confidence that they can learn how to read.
The book’s beautiful, colorful illustrations by Lucy Rogers will captivate kids’ attention. Each illustration is filled with rich details that will make each reading feel like a new experience.
The fact that profits from the sales of this book will benefit the Victoria Child Abuse Prevention & Counseling Centre is one more reason to add this book to your family library.