Harry the Caterpillar is much more than an endearing story about a forest critter that faces personal frustration and thoughts of inadequacy. It is also a tale of optimism and hope. Harry the Caterpillar lives in a lush forest with his best friend, Barry the Bird. As much as Harry enjoys visiting and exploring the many exquisite sites in his woodland home, he is continually frustrated by the slow pace he travels as he wanders from one fascinating spot to the next. Oh, how he wishes he had the freedom to spread wings and take to the sky with his bird buddy. Instead, he concedes that he awkwardly trudges along the forest floor at a caterpillar's pace. Harry feels hindered by his physical limitations. But what he does not yet realize is that his caterpillar dream will soon turn into a butterfly reality. Follow the antics of Harry the Caterpillar as he ultimately discovers his talents, perceives his beauty, and recognizes his abilities. Harry the Caterpillar is a book that children will want to read and relate to over and over again. Author Michelle M. Birkenstock grew up in Newburgh, New York, where she was surrounded by the region's natural beauty. She continues to live there with her husband and children. Look forward to additional children's books by Birkenstock. She has more stories to tell and more lessons to teach. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/HarryTheCaterpillar.html.