Westly: A Spider's Tale

Westly A Spider s Tale This is tale of a caterpillar named Westly who is destined to be a Monarch butterfly and the next king of the butterfly kingdom But sometimes things don t turn out the way we plan When Westly emerges

Westly A Spider s Tale by Bryan Beus Westly A Spider s Tale This is a very interesting story of how Westly thought he was a caterpillar who is going to be a Monarch butterfly and the next king of the butterfly kingdom It didn t turn out that way Somehow Westly became a spider. Westly A Spider s Tale Deseret Book When Westly emerges from his cocoon, not as a beautiful butterfly, but as a spider, he is rejected by the butterfly kingdom and undertakes a journey to discover who he really is But not even the dirt eaters can offer him answers. Westly A Spider s Tale Shadow Mountain Publishing He s a spider And he must navigate the social hierarchy with butterflies at the top and insects at the bottom and Westly somewhere in between Adopted by the dirt eaters, Westly is Westly A Spider s Tale TheReadathon When Westly emerges from his cocoon, not as a beautiful butterfly, but as a spider, he is rejected by the butterfly kingdom and undertakes a journey to discover who he really is Adopted by the other bugs, the dirt eaters, Westly is determined to make a difference, to belong, to be loved, and most importantly, to become who he was born to be. Westly A Spider s Tale Hardcover Westly A Spider s Tale Bryan Beus on FREE shipping on qualifying offers This is tale of a caterpillar named Westly who is destined to be a Monarch butterfly and the Westly A Spider s Tale confettibooks Brand new hardcover book When Westly emerges from his cocoon, not as a beautiful butterfly, but as a spider, he is rejected byt he butterfly kingdom and undertakes a journey to discover who he really is But not even the dirt eaters can offer him answers Not the dragonfly, the centipede, the moth, or

  • Title: Westly: A Spider's Tale
  • Author: BryanBeus
  • ISBN: 9781629720685
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is tale of a caterpillar named Westly who is destined to be a Monarch butterfly and the next king of the butterfly kingdom But sometimes things don t turn out the way we plan When Westly emerges from his cocoon he is nothing like he expected As a spider he must rediscover who he is Adopted by the dirt eaters, Westly is determined to make a difference He is deteThis is tale of a caterpillar named Westly who is destined to be a Monarch butterfly and the next king of the butterfly kingdom But sometimes things don t turn out the way we plan When Westly emerges from his cocoon he is nothing like he expected As a spider he must rediscover who he is Adopted by the dirt eaters, Westly is determined to make a difference He is determined to belong, to be loved, and most importantly, to become who he was born to be.

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    1. Westly knows he's a little bit different but, then again, he IS a prince - heir to the Monarch butterfly who is the king of the chandelier realm inside a glass menagerie. Westly finds out just how different he is after the transformation ceremony, when he emerges from his cocoon totally unlike his friends. Feeling unwanted and unloved, Westly sets out to find a place where he belongs. He encounters adventures and strange creatures along the way. Who is a friend and who is a foe? Can the Raven wh [...]

    2. The message of this book is a good one - trust yourself, believe in yourself, it's okay to be different. At times though the story just felt a little contrived. A cute middlegrade read for 2nd and 3rd grade.

    3. From my 7-year-old: "This book was so good that I read EVERY SINGLE WORD on EVERY SINGLE PAGE."My kiddo is a very fast reader with very advanced skills for his age (he read Ender's Game, for example), but because he's still only seven we have a hard time finding things that reach him at his level without being too simple. He's been on the Boxcar Children books, and while he was enjoying them he wasn't really INSPIRED. Westly to the rescue! He really, really got sucked into this one, and I think [...]

    4. What a great story! Westly is a caterpillar who is destined to be king. However, when he emerges from his cocoon as a spider, he knows life will never be the same. The butterflies are stunned by what he's become so he leaves home. He has a new life to adjust to and tries hard to fit in. There are some fun mishaps along the way, and one of his new friends ends up betraying him. Westly is a fun character! At the beginning, he tries hard to show that he knows what he's doing but he's really just bl [...]

    5. Westly is a very different butterfly. He is a prince of the butterflies. He learns a lot of lessons in this cute story. So did I I was busy saying that this can't happen really and was missing the point of the story. Things a lot of the time don't happen like we expect it too but it can be even better. Sometimes being different is better or more useful.Westly is not a scary spider. For those who like me don't care for them.The butterflies were beautiful and it is amazing how caterpillars change [...]

    6. Originally posted at Log Cabin LibraryWestly lives inside a glass menagerie high among the crystals of a chandelier. He is destined to follow in his father's footsteps and become the next king of the Monarch butterflies, but Westly is fearful of the responsibilities that lie ahead. And destiny can be a strange thing, especially when he emerges as a spider and not as the beautiful butterfly he had always envisioned he would be. Distraught by the possibility of being a disappointment to his father [...]

    7. While you were a child growing up, ever believe you were one thing (type of person, likes, dislikes, etc), and then, due to some event or circumstance, you came to discover you were not? This pretty much sums up Westly's sudden journey from child to tween.The writing is very visual, which I especially noted from the first few words of the opening. Any reader will instantly become immersed within the world of these caterpillars. They have a home, a routine, and a hierarchy - on that Westly is ver [...]

    8. Westly: A Spider’s Tale was an excellent story. I found it to be immediately engaging. Westly a scrawny, ugly little caterpillar was supposed to be the son of the Monarch Butterfly King, but when he emerged from his cocoon, he was not a butterfly at all, but a spider! Since he wasn’t a butterfly he could neither rule the after his father nor remain in the kingdom.Now, of course, we know that spiders hatch from egg sacks and butterflies take weeks to hatch from their cocoons, but this story i [...]

    9. Westly: A Spider’s TaleThis is a very interesting story of how Westly thought he was a caterpillar who is going to be a Monarch butterfly and the next king of the butterfly kingdom. It didn’t turn out that way. Somehow Westly became a spider. This story takes on his adventure to find out where he is supposed to be and who he is. I really thought the story was good, great for middle school kids and possible 2nd and 3rd graders as well. Great fantasy story for kids to think about and finding t [...]

    10. What an AMAZING book!I loved it!Fun story line as a caterpillar emerges from his cocoon as a spider-- such a GOOD MESSAGE of "life does not always turn out as planned."Fantastic scenes as Westly flounders while trying so hard just to fit in--And when he so desperately needs a friend one shows up-- but is he really a friend? And how can Westly tell? And who ends up being his true friends?So MANY GREAT LESSONS!Plus it is simply just an AWESOME READ!Adorable pictures adorn the book making it a PERF [...]

    11. Great little book for kids, I think my boys will like it when they're old enough. I picked up a copy last year after doing a few panels with Bryan Beus at LTUE, he's an insightful artist and I learned some neat stuff from him. It's not surprising that such an endearing story came from his imagination.

    12. Westly is a young caterpillar and the son of the king Monarch butterfly. He is intent on being the best butterfly he can be, but when he emerges from his cocoon it is not at all the transformation he wanted. He is no butterfly, much to the shock of the butterflies in the chandelier of the menagerie. Instead of becoming the butterfly princeling, Westly is adopted down below by the “dirt eaters.” He is so unsure of himself and only wants to help, but he must learn how to use his new talents an [...]

    13. I was very excited to read Westly: A Spider's Tale to my 2nd grade class. I have to say, they were enchanted from the first chapter. They really loved the characters and they also liked the different voices I used as I read the novel to them. This book is perfect for the age group I teach, 7-8 year olds. They couldn't wait each day until after lunch when it was time for Read-Aloud. They all groaned when I ended a chapter and put the book away to do something else. They learned the main message f [...]

    14. My Review: 3.5 Stars. I liked this story. It's a modern-day fable with lots of great lessons! This story is well written and creative. It teaches that it is okay to be different. Being different gives you individual strengths and weaknesses, which is a good thing. You won't always fit in, and that's okay; don't let that bring you down. Bloom where you are planted. Do the best you can wherever you are. Family is important. Be wary of those around you who want to deceive you. (You know, the wolves [...]

    15. Wesley is a really cute story for youngsters with good life lessons to learn. As with people some think they are much better than others, whether they are better looking or have better material things. In this story the better ones, or so they believe are the butterflies, and the other bugs are the “dirt eaters,” a rather subservient term.Something goes rather wrong when Wesley, the Kings son, goes into his cocoon to become a butterfly, and when he immerges he is one of the dirt eaters, a sp [...]

    16. What a great book for children! There are so many things that children can learn from this story! Westly learned that things don't always turn out the way that you want them to, but did he place blame? No he decided to accept the changes and learn from them. When he was betrayed by someone whom he thought was his friend, did he stomp his spider legs and pout, no he went forward with courage and tried to turn things around. He learned that there are consequences for choices made and that sometime [...]

    17. Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for access to this title.This is a cute tale about a butterfly who never was and a spider who became all he was meant to be. While a very thinly veiled attempt at showing how we should all be happy to be ourselves no matter who that self is, I think that younger kids will really enjoy the adventure part of the story while getting a good dose of confidence in trying their best.I did find the use of the worms in the well to be a little disturbing, and feel tha [...]

    18. A sweet story of a creature unlike anyone had seen before. Born wingless in a world of wings, and afraid of how he expected others would see him, he ran away. His actions nearly destroyed the whole world, but his actions also saved it, and changed it forever.Favorite quote:"Never forget, children, we have all of this because a little black spider learned that being different isn't such a bad thing, and even misfits can grow to be heroes."

    19. So, yes, this book was cute. I read (almost) a chapter a night to my two kids (9 and 11). It kept them in suspense and would beg for another chapter, even if it was late and they were tired. The message is good, a moral story of judging, being included, realizing potential along with sacrifice and kindness: lessons everyone can learn and relearn. I give it a three because I'm an adult. My kids would rate it higher!

    20. The back of the dust cover of this book states: "A unique mash-up of fantasy and fable" and I think that is a very good description of this fun little book. I think it is a cute story with underlying messages for all ages. Some of the themes and/or topics for discussion include discovering our individual talents and abilities, accepting individual differences, finding our niche in life, tolerance of others opinions, judging others' characters, and choosing friends wisely.

    21. This book is great for 4-6th graders. The story was cute, the message was great. Westly, the caterpillar was excited to make his change. But, he came out of his cocoon as a spider, not a butterfly. He left his home and made friends with the "dirt eaters" that his kind would have never associated with. Westly found that he fit in more than he thought he did, and was able to help save the home and the life of his family.

    22. What a wonderful tale! This is about being who you are and working together. It's kind of an ugly duckling retelling. Westly is a caterpillar, son of the Monarch, except he comes out of his cocoon as a spider. He of course comes to unite all the insects (I did notice there were no other spiders around. . .) and save the day.

    23. win. Will read and review once received.This is a cute little read. This is a book I can see a lot of younger children liking. It was a quick and short read for me. I really loved the underlying meaning of the story. To like yourself for yourself. I would definitely read this book again and recommend it.

    24. winter break #bookaday. Epic cautionary tale with lovable characters and a bird villain. Classic story of good vs evil and not fitting in and beware the unknown and different, almost hits reader over the head with the message, but well developed characters overcome this. Team ZugZug!

    25. I can see where younger readers will enjoy this, but for me there was a world that wasn't really built, leaving me to want to know much more. Perhaps that will be added in publication with images? DNFC provided by publisher.

    26. This was an interesting fantasy story. All the bugs and animals in the book are very anthropomorphized, and kind of cutsie. The illustrations are wonderful.

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