This Max Lucado’s Hermie & Friends® best-selling story now available in easy-to-read format!
Hermie and his friend Wormie have always felt common. They don’t have stripes or dots, they aren’t very strong, and they can’t find anything special about themselves. But every time they pray, God tells them that He loves them all the time just as they are and that He isn’t finished with them yet. When Hermie becomes a beautiful butterfly, he realizes just how special God’s plan is for him!
This classic story has been revised for kids to read and enjoy on their own as a Lever 2 Reader. With fresh new art and a story kids can read themselves, plus a new, low price—this classic story will find a whole new generation of kids who love Hermie and his garden friends!
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 Antzand A Bug's Life), music and voice talent buoy this effort. Ages 3-up. FYI:Simultaneous release with picture book and board book.