Patulous, The Different Caterpillar

WHat They're saying about patulous

"This new fable helps children understand the value of friendships and respectful behavior.  Children learn we all have special qualities, regardless of what we look like. It's a wonderful story for parents and educators to share with children of all ages." 
     – Joe Connolly, Parenting Expert,  Dean of Students (K-5)

"If you are seeking an inspirational and entertaining story to help children learn to accept differences, in themselves and others, and to discover the true value of friendship, “Patulous” delivers. This is an extremely useful tool for promoting harmonious relationships and eliminating bullying and prejudice."
      Barbara J. Kiernan, M.S. Ed. Child Advocate, and Educator Author of Behind the School Wall: Secrets Revealed By An Insider

"By the end of Patulous's metamorphic journey, the reader is reminded 'different' may really be 'unique' and affirms the richness life holds for those who are open to diverse cultures."
      – Naomi Torre Poulson, Creator of Dining with Decorum   


Patulous, The Different Caterpillar was recently featured in Piedmont's Parenting -Best of the Best in Children's Books - Check out the article: Piedmont Picks Best of the Best


Tonight was Scott Lane Elementary Night at the Library! They heard a presentation from local children's author and Scott Lane alum Anita Volta.


Patulous Book Cover
Piedmont Parent Cover

Local Author Publishes Children's Book about Tolerance

By Cynthia Cheng

Who knew that caterpillars can feel as socially awkward as the rest of us? Such is the case in Anita Volta Reid’s new children’s book, Patulous, The Different Caterpillar. The story teaches about tolerance and personal acceptance through the story of a caterpillar that is different from its peers.  Full Story 

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