Book Review: Grasshopper Eye and the Lost Vial by Michelle Jester

Title: Grasshopper Eye and the Lost Vial
Author: Michelle Jester
Publisher: Yellow Duckie Press
Pages: 36
Genre: Children (Juvenile>general, Juvenile>social issues> feelings and emotions)

When the villagers first noticed that each of them had one item missing from their homes, they set out on a journey that ends with them finding something far more valuable than things. Go with Grasshopper Eye on a journey through friendships, feeling, and fitting in.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free link. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Grasshopper Eye made a vial for everyone in his village to put their tears in. When on ogre steals all the vials, no one can cry and they start getting angry and depressed without their tears. When they find their vials, Grasshopper Eye’s can’t be found and everyone cries with him. I’m not sure why, but suddenly no one needs their vial anymore.

Grasshopper Eye and the Lost Vial teaches that it’s important to cry instead of keeping your tears “bottled up.” I’m not sure if this story and illustrations would keep the interest of a child, though. I do think they’d enjoy flipping the pages on the e-book.


Grasshopper Eye lived in a village deep in the forest. He made small vials that villagers could put their sad tears in.

He felt that letting sad tears fall down your face or wiping them away was a huge waste of something that took so much pain to make.

About the Author

Michelle Jester is the author of several novels that fall into the Coming of Age, New Adult contemporary romance, Social Issues, Women’s Lit categories. Michelle’s titles, published through RopeSwing Press, include The Funeral Flower, Love, Cutter, and Two Thousand Lines (due out November 21, 2019.) In addition, Michelle is releasing a children’s book, Grasshopper Eye and the Lost Vial, through Yellow Duckie Press on the same day as Two Thousand Lines. It is featured in the contemporary novel, however is a stand-alone publications for a younger audience.

Michelle also writes several professional and personal blogs, contributes articles for independent publications, and is the Editor-in-chief for Modern Grace magazine. In addition, she is a Media and Publishing consultant, photographer, and graphic designer.

In 2007, she received the Louisiana Distinguished Civilian Service Medal for her work with military and their families. She has served as Public Relations manager and volunteer to non-profit organizations geared toward helping Veterans of war and their families. Michelle is a self proclaimed hopeless romantic who lives in Louisiana with her husband, high school sweetheart and a retired Army Master Sergeant. Together they have a son, daughter, and daughter-in-law.


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