LaMoille native Kimberly Souba has launched a new book entitled, “A Caterpillar’s Journey.” The children’s book is about a Caterpillar who desires to be a butterfly and is illustrated by Alaina Selzler of Jamestown, North Dakota.
After publishing her first book, “From Death to New Life: The Transformation of Soul in November 2020,” Souba was inspired by children in her life to think about writing a children’s book. “A Caterpillar’s Journey” was written when Souba, an elementary teacher at Tampico Elementary school, was home on a snow day in February. It is based on her love for butterflies and to help children overcome all the negative thoughts and attitudes that others place on them.
“A Caterpillar’s Journey” can teach children the importance of being kind and friendly or to overcome bullying. A teenager and/or adult might see the theme of listening to their parent for advice. Or a person of faith may see the theme of relying on God for His perfect timing in all things. It just depends on where the person is at in their own life.
“I’m a huge fan of Max Lucado, a Christian author who provides themes in his children’s books for people of all ages. It does not matter if you are 4 or 94. Everyone will get something different out of his writings. That is how I want to write my children’s books,” Souba said.
There will be a children’s event held at Humes-Grave Public Library in Mendota on July 10 beginning at 11 a.m. Souba will read the book to the kids and there are other planned activities. The event is open to the public and a library card is not required. Souba will be on hand to sign copies, which will also be available for purchase.
The book is available by preorders on her website, www.ksouba.com and will be listed on Amazon beginning July 1.