“I want to FLY!” Lillibit, the caterpillar, declares. But how will she fly? After all, she is not yet a butterfly, and the other caterpillars don’t believe she can do it.
“Lillibit wiggled and squiggled. She jerked and jiggled. But still nothing happened.” In fact, it will take something greater than her best efforts to fly. It will take her letting go of everything she knows. For only within the mystical brew of metamorphosis will she leave her old life behind and begin a new one.
Certain to appeal to children and adults alike, Lillibit’s Dream takes readers on a heartfelt journey of big dreams, profound changes, and the gifts of acceptance, patience and faith. With easy, engaging language and charming, vibrant illustrations, author Melody Sullivan and illustrator Stanislav Grof deliver a beautiful analogy for life’s transitions and the miracles of personal transformation.
When I discovered a child's book at Hanford Mead, I was thrilled. My experience has been that books available through Hanford Mead are hand-selected for both artistry and content -- moreso, for their ability to transform a life.
Lillibit's Dream enchanted my 3-year-old grandson. It wasn't one of his "known" books, recognizable through TV shows or popular movies. Still, it quickly became a favorite. On the occasions I suggested Lillibit's Dream, my grandson's developmental head-shaking evolved into a curiosity, as he cuddled beside me on our rocking chair. As I read, and my grandson asked to go back to a certain page, I could see him making connections between himself and Lillibit, and sure enough he asked questions about possibility.
As a quality hardcover book, Lillibit's Dream will be passed down as a family treasure, to be read to subsequent generations, not surprising given its authors. It's the first children's book (and reading is a priority in our family) that has invisibly woven lessons of self-empowerment into a well-known story with vibrant, attractive artwork. I highly recommend it.