Written by: Marie Al
Illustrated by: Marie Al and Lean Turner
Rommie is a cute little caterpillar in cargo shorts. He looks adorable with his many shoes, as he goes off on an adventure into the great big world. What will he discover as he eats, and eats, and eats some more? When he finds himself injured, he decides to make himself a little cast, which quickly becomes a big cast (a cocoon). This is a fun little adventure, that may even help your little one learn something new about the world around them.
Here are some questions to get your minds thinking after you read this book as a family:
1. What is a journey you have been on?
2. Rommie eats a lot, what is your favorite food?
3. Why do you think he has to watch out for birds?
4. Have you ever hurt your knee?
5. What is your favorite illustration and why?
6. Did you know he was making a cocoon?
7. Do you ever pretend you are in a cocoon?
8. What other bugs do you like to watch in nature?
9. What are other ways you can help yourself feel happy when you are sad?
This is a cute little story with some fun ways to learn about the life cycle of a caterpillar. It also has some advice at the end for children to cope if they are overwhelmed with life. This is a great lead in to discuss, as a family, ways to cope with big feelings like sadness and being overwhelmed. Teaching coping skills young is important, and we can always use reminders as adults as well.
You can purchase this wonderful book here: Rommie’s Journey
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It’s more than a book. . . it’s a childhood experience to be treasured for a lifetime.