Kibble: The Monarch Caterpillar Afraid to Get Wings, A Read-Along Hardcover Book with Audio

(8 customer reviews)


A warm and humorous tale about a young, vulnerable caterpillar named Kibble who’s afraid to turn into a butterfly. Inspired by an unlikely mentor, Kibble discovers the joys of getting wings, the value of friendship, and how to overcome his fear. Focused on nature, the environment, and respect for all living things, “Kibble” is a heartfelt coming-of-age story that engages young readers, parents, and teachers through down-to-earth characters and entertaining yet meaningful situations. Additional fun facts and information following the story explain metamorphosis, pollination, and the life cycle of butterflies and moths in an easy-to-grasp, child-friendly way, making it a great resource for classrooms, museums, and nature enthusiasts.

“Kibble” is full-color and designed as an alternative to chapter books for those who love illustrations. Ages 5-8. All age appropriate.

Proceeds help restore Monarch habitat and preserve wildlife.

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“There are not enough adjectives to describe how I enjoyed listening to your audio version of Kibble! Absolutely fabulous!” 

-Jeff Buchheit, WQKY The River 98.9

“This product is really cool to see. It’s inspirational.

-TJ Jackson, Power of Love Show, LA Talk Radio

John Fraser beautifully illustrates this heartfelt coming-of-age story about a young and vulnerable caterpillar afraid to get wings. The accompanying audio CD with optional digital download has word-for-word narration, easy to follow page turns and original sound effects making it a joy for all ages young at heart. Kibble takes on a fun and humorous group of animals living in a community where varying personalities, quirks, and downright wackiness help form unbreakable bonds. The young reader learns important lessons in friendship, community, and earth-friendly consciousness in an educational, light-hearted, easy-to-grasp, child-friendly way.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8.25 × .375 × 10.25 in
Book Info

Ages 5+, Hardcover Storybook with Read-Along Audio, Story by Anita Gnan, Illustrations by John Fraser, 32 pages, Language English, ISBN: 978-0-9964735-0-7

Audio Info

Voice Talent: Eric Geller as Larry, Ciscandra Nostalghia as Kibble, Anita Gnan as Samantha, Roy Gnan as Red, and featuring the whistling of Geert Chatrou. 25 minutes.

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8 reviews for Kibble: The Monarch Caterpillar Afraid to Get Wings, A Read-Along Hardcover Book with Audio

  1. Mallory

    An education read with cute illustrations. The print quality is great and even comes with an audio book. Makes for a great gift … my nephew loved it!

  2. John Jacobs

    I bought this book for my daughter and she loves it. She giggles every time Red says “Peanut!”. Definitely puts a smile on my face knowing how much this book has made such an impact on her. I cannot imagine not having purchased it. This is a MUST BUY.

  3. Lee Turner

    I bought this book for my autistic son and he loved it especially the wonderful illustrations and the accompanying audio cd. My son was entertained and stayed focus throughout which is normally a challenge. I highly recommend this book especially for those with special needs children.

  4. Jan M.

    My husband and I took our 9yr. old niece to a book reading of Kibble. We thoroughly enjoyed this story as much as our niece. So much of the author’s wonderful imagination revealed in this must-buy book. We purchased an extra copy to keep on hand for a gift.

  5. Martha n.

    Gracie loved your book.
    She took the book to school to share with her teacher and classmates.
    They loved it.

  6. LP

    We were given this book as a gift. It is so well written and quite educational!
    I think all ages would appreciate the lessons along with the detailed stages of caterpillar evolving into a butterfly.

  7. Shane

    My 8 year old daughter loves Kibble. She read the book three times in the past year. She loves all the characters in the book and the I think this book would help other children learn that trying new things can be scary, but sometimes when we try, we can find things that make us happy too. And this book will help others know that mistakes are okay and part of learning. My 6 year is starting to read the book as well. Highly recommended.

  8. SLotter

    There’s a lot of thought that went into making this book. The artwork, story, and audio are quality. The friendship between Kibble and Larry is sweet. Our order came with a free packet of seeds to help monarch butterflies, which was unexpected and made for a fun afternoon activity with my daughter.

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