The Story of Mary the Caterpillar

by D. L. Merkle Ph.D. With Sophie W. Merkle-Claytor, Illustrated by Wendy Bopst-Streif MA



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/5/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781452002262
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781491843390

About the Book

Mary the Caterpillar began life in an inspirational yet soothing-  bedtime story for a toddler.  Mary's courage grows as she reaches her goals of big dreams and high hopes in each of her adventures.   Join Mary the determined caterpillar as she perseveres in her quest to climb as high as she can climb and see as much as she can possibly see.

About the Author

Author D.L. Merkle, Ph.D. created The Story of Mary the Caterpillar one night - and surprisingly wound up telling it for at least 730 days straight!  As a result of her daughter/co-author's participation in the story and demand for a consistent recital, The Story of Mary the Caterpillar was documented. This encouraging story is as pertinent now as it was when the co-author was quite small.  Dr. Merkle is a biochemist, business owner, inventor and author who resides in Fort Worth TX.


Co-author Sophie W. Merkle-Claytor, a teenager when Mary was published, was not quite two when Mary came into being.  Sophie's contributions to the tale allowed The Story of Mary the Caterpillar to develop into a book.  Sophie enjoys art, golf, tap dancing, reading and running, and, like Mary The Caterpillar, has big dreams and high hopes.


Illustrator Wendy Bopst-Streif, M.A. is an educator and counselor whose life-long goals have focused on teaching and counseling Pre-K and elementary students.  Ms. Bopst-Streif uses creative, enjoyable and effective methods which incorporate art to enhance childrens learning and problem solving.  Her artistic talents resulted in the whimsical world in which Mary the Caterpillar experiences her exciting life.  Ms. Bopst-Streif lives in Jacksonville, FL with her spouse, many children, dog, cat, fish and art supplies.