Children’s Book Helps Youth Embrace Themselves and Others

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Bobby Bernshausen | 0 Comments

Being confident in your differences is already difficult enough without having someone point it out negatively. Nancy Grossenbacher, author of The Butterfly Who Became A Cocoon, teaches youth how to embrace differences in themselves and others through the story of Oliver the butterfly. Oliver the butterfly lives a content life in the garden. That is, until the day Cornelius the Ant criticizes him for his differences compared to the other garden dwellers. How will Oliver overcome his bully and embrace his true identity without shame? Find out in this new children’s book. The story originally premiered as a ballet titled LEPIDOPTERA and has been performed several times. The ballet will be transformed into a musical to be performed in Los Angeles come spring 2015. Nancy Grossenbacher was one of the first women to attend Texas A&M University. She attended both Texas A&M and Sam Houston State University majoring in Journalism. Mrs. Grossenbacher was inspired by teachers, Skip Lebo and Leon Hale, who taught her to see the world both accurately and creatively.

 The Butterfly Who Became A Cocoon is available in hardcover (ISBN 978-1-62137-526-5) from,, and This book can also be ordered from most bookstores around the United States and United Kingdom. More information can be found at the author’s official website,

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