The Little Silkworm tells the story of a brave young silkworm who, after weaving his very first silken cloth, sets out on a journey to deliver his silken cloth to an unknown, but ultimately kind, nest keeper. While on his quest, he encounters the voices of procrastination (in the form of a lethargic snail), fear (in the form of a faint-hearted ant), and doubt (in the form of a suspicious woodpecker). Ultimately, our little silkworm hero finds the courage to pursue what he knows is in his heart. The Little Silkworm introduces children ages three to eight to the concepts of being true to themselves, and having the perseverance to follow their dreams – all with an unexpected, and uniquely tender ending.
About the Authors
Author Christy Hall is an award winning playwright and multitalented artist. She currently resides in New York City, but she is a native of small towns in both Oklahoma and Utah. Follow Christy Hall on Twitter @christyhall22 or at www.christyhall.com.
Author Jenney Rabbit is a Ph.D., and small business owner. She currently resides in northern California and is constantly followed by her twin boys.
About the Illustrator
Illustrator Heekyung Hur received an M.A. from the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. She currently resides in South Korea. Follow Heekyung Hur at www.heekyunghur.com.
Here’s what a few readers of The Little Silkworm had to say:
“…this tale is so beautiful that I, too, found myself totally charmed and inspired by the message. Qualities of determination, hard work, listening to your inner voice and following your heart’s desire are all beautifully woven into this little gem!” —Rebecca Tryon – singer, actor and mother of a four year-old
“At one level, this is a truly beautiful children’s story. And at another level, I am not sure that any adult will finish this story without being deeply touched by it – which may prompt a question from your child about why your eyes are a little moist when you get to the bottom of the final page!”—John Reed, father of two
The Little Silkworm, by Christy Hall and Jenney Rabbit (Authors), Heekyung Hur (Illustrator); Ages: 3-8; Hardcover: 24 pages; Publisher: Raindrop Valley Productions (2013); Language: English; ISBN-10: 0578115808, ISBN-13: 978-0578115801; Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.2 inches.
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