Ming and the Caterpillar

'Ming and the Caterpillar' illustrated by Turine Tran is published by National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning in the US).

'Ming and the Caterpillar' illustrated by Turine Tran is published by National Geographic Learning (Cengage Learning in the US).

This simple story is about a boy visiting his sick grandma and meeting a caterpillar on his way, he takes it into his care and on the journey the caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly. Turine says "This is the 3rd book I've done for National Geographic Learning. And as the previous ones, one of the main requirements is that the art needs to show the characters' ethnic beauty - their sweetness needs to come out naturally. In this book, Ming is a caring Chinese boy."  Turine used a warm spring-time palette for this book; which is also educational - teaching children how caterpillars turn into butterflies. She continues "I enjoyed working on it a lot....my favourite is the final page, when the butterfly flies up gracefully to greet and thank Ming in his grandma's living room."

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