HERMIE: A Common Caterpillar

Max Lucado, Author, Max Lucado, Based on a Book by, Don Knotts, Voice Talents of
Max Lucado, Author, Max Lucado, Based on a Book by, Don Knotts, Voice Talents of and a full cast. Tommy Nelson $17.99 (30p) ISBN 978-1-4003-0118-8 ISBN 978-1-4003-0119-5
Reviewed on: 01/13/2003
Release date: 01/01/2003
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-613-90109-3
Hardcover - 22 pages - 978-1-85985-533-1
Hardcover - 48 pages - 978-1-4003-0117-1
Video, VHS Format - 978-1-4003-0118-8
Board Books - 16 pages - 978-1-4003-0126-3
Board Books - 24 pages - 978-0-88113-755-2
Hardcover - 42 pages - 978-0-88113-756-9
Open Ebook - 42 pages - 978-1-4185-5839-0
Open Ebook - 48 pages - 978-1-4185-5327-2
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-1-4003-0663-3
Video, VHS Format - 978-0-88113-754-5
Hardcover - 48 pages - 978-1-85985-520-1
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Bestselling Christian author Lucado appears in the opening moments of this animated video, introducing his most recent project, "A Just Like Jesus Story" starring Hermie the caterpillar. Hermie, voiced by Tim Conway, laments the fact that he is ordinary—not strong like an ant, beautiful like a ladybug or resourceful like a snail. Each time he compares his shortcomings to the seemingly superior attributes of another creature, Hermie prays to God, asking about his predicament. The reply comes, "I'm not finished with you yet." Of course, Hermie doesn't understand God's wisdom until he transforms into a butterfly (as does his pal Wormie, voiced by Don Knotts). Lucado appears at the story's end to explain that God does not necessarily "give us new wings," but he "gives us a new heart." Unfortunately, the message may be a bit muffled for some young viewers who see Hermie accepting himself only after he's no longer a caterpillar. Quality animation (paying homage to Antz and A Bug's Life), music and voice talent buoy this effort. Ages 3-up. (Jan.)

FYI:Simultaneous release with picture book and board book.

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