Author ArchivesJorel Simpson

Westly: A Spider’s Tale by Bryan Beus image

I first spotted this little book in our local Deseret Bookstore. I don’t remember the actual reason my family went there that day, but when I saw this on the shelf, I was curious and picked it up. I found the concept interesting immediately and a little hilarious; a caterpillar is destined to become a monarch butterfly, but when he hatches from his cocoon, he’s a spider. The premise tickled me, and despite the book being meant for much younger readers than myself, I wanted to buy it. However, my brother crinkled his nose at the very idea and shook his head. “No, Bailey, don’t get that book.” Sadly, I put the book back. But, that did not stop me ...

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