The Grumpy Caterpillar

A Wise Baby Book

Children - Picture Book
20 Pages
Reviewed on 10/13/2022
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Author Biography

Art historian, student of philosophy, fine art auctioneer and sometimes freestyle rapper, Mark Schustrin turned to writing to embrace the wisps of inspiration left from his own father’s fantastical bedtime stories, to pass on to his daughter.

Author of three children’s books to date, The Sharing Bear, The Grumpy Caterpillar and The Secret Treasure, Mark’s upbeat stories play up the importance of self-worth and kindness towards others.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Amy Louise Hill for Readers' Favorite

The Grumpy Caterpillar: A Wise Baby Book by Mark Schustrin is an adorable picture book for young children. One day, a caterpillar is feeling sad about himself. He thinks he is ugly and feels as if people don't like him very much. But the caterpillar couldn't be more wrong, and his friends know something he doesn't. The caterpillar continues to wallow in despair until finally, he falls asleep. When the caterpillar wakes in the morning, something huge has happened! He no longer feels sad or ugly, because now he is as beautiful as can be! Grab a copy of the book to find out what happened to him.

The Grumpy Caterpillar is a beautifully written book that young children are going to love. The story is heartwarming and fills you with positivity. Not only is this book entertaining, but it also teaches an important lesson that children will pick up on. It teaches self-love and acceptance, and how having good friends around you can make a big difference in how you are feeling about yourself. I love any book that educates children, and this one is now on my favorites list. Mark Schustrin has a talent for writing children's content and has worked well with the illustrator Cynthia Larenas. Her creations are mesmerizing and colorful and they will capture the attention of any young reader. I hope to see more from Mark soon, as I can't wait to read more of his wonderful stories.