BUTTERFLY BUTTERFLY by Petr Horácek

BUTTERFLY BUTTERFLY

A Book of Colors
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

A little girl’s study of a butterfly leads her to discover many other tiny creatures. Lucy spots a brightly colored butterfly perched on a tall flower, and follows it around all day. The next day she can’t find it anywhere, but her search turns up a pink earthworm, a brown spider, a green beetle, a family of ladybugs, a purple caterpillar, etc. Lucy lies down in the grass to wait, and she and the reader both get a pleasant surprise: Her colorful butterfly appears, in a giant pop-up! The subtitle on the cover identifies this as “A Book of Colors,” and indeed the author’s bold acrylics nearly jump off the page. In addition to the pop-up, there are a series of die-cuts throughout; the back of a ladybug becomes a part of Lucy’s polka-dot dress and, when that page is turned, those dots/holes turns the orange shell of a snail into caterpillar heads. Simple, concise text should make this accessible for young readers. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-7636-3343-7
Page count: 16pp
Publisher: Candlewick
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2007




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