THE BOOK BUNDLE INCLUDES:
- 3 vinyl stickers of Gracie, Charlie & Hope as a caterpillar
- A sticker sheet with illustrations from the book
- A bookmark
- A Hope caterpillar temporary tattoo
- A Hope butterfly keychain
Hope Is a Butterfly, If You Don't Squish the Caterpillar is the first in the Crystalline Vibes™ children's book series that help children and the adults who care about them learn simple strategies to navigate a complex world.
“A charmingly drawn, heartwarming story about transformation and acceptance.” —Lynne Sheene, Author of The Last Time I Saw Paris, Penguin Group
“This wonderful book provides a fun and engaging way of teaching and encouraging kids and adults alike. This book will plant a seed and empower children to become agents of change.” —Josefa Rascon, MS Ed., Elementary School Teacher & Reading Specialist
Cristal weaves an enchanting story of friendship, growth and unconditional love that sparks deep conversations. Children, parents and teachers will return to this book again and again. —Peige Rosales, Early Childhood Educator & Coach
“Just finished reading the book. Cristal, it is awesome! I am keeping it for the kids I see and the adolescents also. It is beautifully written and illustrated. Good job, you old soul, you! :)” - Martha Greth, LCSW
“Hope Is A Butterfly is truly an important book. This book delivers such a powerful message with heart, and with a really sneaky sense of humor. The message of inclusion, of love, and of understanding stand the test of time. Not only do the words pack a powerful message, but the illustrations bring this book to life in a beautiful way. I cannot recommend Hope Is A Butterfly enough. Yet whatever you do, do not squish the caterpillar!” - Ryan D. Hall, author of the novels Written In The Stone, Hello Again and the forthcoming personal development memoir Mining For My Voice.
“Hi Cristal,I absolutely LOVE your book! It is perfect for the unit my team and I are doing at school right now. We are doing a unit on Building a Community of Learners and focusing on good character traits that are needed to build a strong community. We have been using books that focus on these traits and then doing activities to support and build these traits in our students. I cannot wait to share this book with my teammates and my students! It is so perfect! I LOVE it!” - Diane Sherwood, Elementary School Teacher
At a time in history when we desperately need gentleness, kindness and empathy, Hope is a Butterfly-If You Don’t Squish the Caterpillar, by Cristal Cook, illustrates all three perfectly. The story carries you to a place of awareness and understanding, without being didactic. The illustrations are so delightful at enhancing the theme in a playful and joyful way. It is a fantastic gift, and teaching tool for our children, yet there is certainly a message for adults tucked in there too! - Margaret (Midge) Kirk, author of They Persisted