The Flight of Orville Wright Caterpillar

Children's Books, Christian Books

By Donna Perugini

Publisher : Donna Perugini Books

ABOUT Donna Perugini

Donna Perugini
Donna's first book was published by Harrison House Publishing, Tulsa, OK in 1983, The Flight of Orville Wright Caterpiller introducing the beginning of a Christian Children's Book "Orville" series. Included in the series is; The Adventure of Amelia Airheart Butterfly in bye! by More...


Orville Wright Caterpillar has always wanted to fly, but his friends only laugh at his dream.  Orville is a 'visionary' that 'dreams big and steps forward!'  How does he put 'wings to his dreams'? 

The Flight of Orville Wright Caterpillar is a faith-filled book for children, ages preschool to eight.  This book introduces children to Jesus, and stepping into your dream to see it become reality!  Orville doesn't let adversity stand in his way.  He follows an inner Voice that leads him in peace to the 'beginning of his new life'!

Donna Perugini taught children the Word of God over 30 years, by ‘cutting it into bite-sized’ pieces and making it fun and entertaining. Always looking for ways to reach and teach the children, she authored, "The Flight of Orville Wright Caterpillar", to help children understand how to work with the dream in their heart and bring it into reality. This is the first in a series of three Orville series books. The Flight of Orville Wright Caterpillar takes a child through being Born Again, acknowledging the dream in their heart, and stepping into it 'by faith'...all through the 'eyes' of Orville. Be sure to go to Donna's blog for free material to download that enhances the book experience for your child with coloring pages, curriculum, craft, songs with video and crossword puzzle.

5.0 out of 5 starsMY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK, February 27, 2004
By Evelyn "precpookiepie" (Stone Mountain, GA) - See all my reviews
When I was a little girl my grandma read this book to me every night. It was my favorite book. This Christmas, my grandmother went out to get it and could only find it for $100, and she has three granddaughters she read it to, and there was no way that the one copy we had of it could be shared, because we all loved that book. To my amazement on Christmas, she called the publisher, and the author, and ended up getting 4 copies. It was my favorite Christmas present as of yet. I plan on getting married in the relatively near future, and I wanted to be able to read this incredible book to my children. Now I can. Get your loved ones a copy and they will treasure it as much as I do.
5.0 out of 5 starsDelightful parable of dreams becoming reality, October 4, 2008
Beautifully illustrated book for children of all ages. Presents the gospel in a simple but profound parable of a caterpillar who dreams to fly being helped--in his quest--to turn into a butterfly. A quote from the book, "God has put a dream in your heart to be what he has planned for you to be."
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet little book with a big message!, November 16, 2010
This review is from: The Flight of Orville Wright Caterpillar (Paperback)

Imagine having a dream - something you've always wanted to do - but it seems so far out of reach. Your friends discourage your idea and call it silly, but still you dream.

That's the predicament of Orville Wright Caterpillar. In The Flight of Orville Wright Caterpillar, by Donna Perugini, Orville wants to fly. The problem is, he's way too small to even consider such a feat. But Orville continues to look up and dream of the day when he can fly.

His outlook changes one day when he is lovingly picked up by a little girl. As he takes in the amazing view from so high up in her hands, she tells him all about Jesus and God's perfect plan for all of our lives. And in that moment, Orville realizes just how special he really is.

Soon, God is calling Orville to do something big, and with his obedience to that still, small voice, Orville's dream is fulfilled.

What I love about this little caterpillar's plight is that he reaches his dreams because of God's handiwork in his life. Over the last several years, I've read so many children's books which offered the message that "You can do anything if you put your mind to it." or "You can reach your dreams if you don't give up." But up until now, I've never found one that gives glory to God for making the impossible dream reachable. But Donna does just that in this book. She also weaves in the plan of salvation in simple terms for the smallest of hearts and the book's whimsical illustrations by Nancy Titolo Bishop carry the story along beautifully.

I'm always on the look-out for good, wholesome books for the kids, so I was excited to read this one to them. My seven-year-old loved Orville's story and couldn't wait to see what happened next. My three-year-old, who has been especially interested in caterpillars after learning about them this fall, liked the colorful pictures in the book.

It's a great book with a great message for the little ones!
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Could this be my dream come true?", November 11, 2010
This review is from: The Flight of Orville Wright Caterpillar (Paperback)
My mom gave me this book when I was young, we read it every night as I pretended to be Orville Wright, looking up and wondering what God created me for. I kept this precious book till a tragic time in my teen years and have thought about that sweet caterpillar many times since. Recently, I searched for this book and found it was coming back in print - GLORY TO GOD! I had to tell everyone! Last year I told my mom about the times I would think about Orville and how the story reminded me to keep dream (God's dream!) during the difficult times - you know, the dream God has put in each one of us to be what He has planned/called us to be. I cannot express in words the impact this book has made on me and hot it can do the same for your child, or any child! You may say I'm silly or just a dreamer, that a book can't do that for you (that's what Orville's friends said!), but the basic Biblical principles helped me through so much in my life. By the way, I am living God's dream! Donna, thank you for all you do and I pray God blesses you abundantly!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Flight of Orville Caterpillar - An Instant Classic, December 14, 2010
Pengy Elkington (West Virginia, USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Flight of Orville Wright Caterpillar (Paperback)
A few months ago, I met a wonderful blogger, Donna, through the SITS girls tribe event. As I got to know Donna, I learned that she is a fabulous children's author. She has been a great friend and sister in Christ. (and after all the trouble she had with malicious code on her blog that came from who-knows-where just as she commented on my blogger blog - I'm so happy she stuck with me in spite of the possibility of cooties!)

One day, Donna offered to send me one of her books to share with my boys in return for my honest opinions as a book review. You can just imagine how excited I was. We LOVE books at our house. I wish I had a picture of Buggy reading this book (it's a favorite of his), but alas, the only photo I have happens to be of him reading right after bath time. He didn't feel clothing was necessary.

Ok - what do I think of this book?

I love it.

The Flight of Orville Wright Caterpillar is a sweet story of a little caterpillar who follows his dreams. Even when others tell him repeatedly that he can never fly, Orville still believes and trusts that he will one day fly. The story illustrates to children how God puts dreams in their hearts and how they can ask Christ into their hearts.

Orville Wright Caterpillar gives God the glory for the dreams and successes as opposed to so many books that simply say "you can do anything you put your mind to." The illustrations are beautiful. The story is captivating and written so children can understand. Buggy is two and routinely chooses this book as his bed time story.

I am looking forward to surprising him with another of Donna Perugini's books in the near future! It was so refreshing to read such a lovely and Christ centered book to my little man!

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