The Little Green Beetle

Most children’s first stories are about animals. Animals and nature hold a special place in children’s imagination and affections, and often continue to do so long after they’ve grown up. Animals amaze, comfort, delight, inspire, amuse, and best of all, offer countless ideas for stories.

Here is one of the very first animal stories that I made up for my own sons when they were very young.

Once there was a little beetle walking through a field. There were two things about this beetle that made him quite extraordinary…