Thursday, December 2, 2010

Butterfly Birthday by Harriet Ziefert

Ziefert, Harriet. Butterfly Birthday, illustrated by Mark Jones. Blue Apple Books (dist. by Chronicle Books), 2010. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK. Spring is here and insects are emerging from their winter nooks in the ground. All the insects are preparing for the party. Little Ant notices that the caterpillars aren’t helping, they just keep eating leaves. He tells them if they don’t help, they won’t get to eat anything. Finally all the preparations are done and everyone dresses up in their buggy best. The caterpillars emerge from their cocoons as beautiful butterflies. Big Cricket explains to Little Ant that the process is called metamorphosis. Everyone cheers and buzzes and continues to celebrate the first day of spring. The illustrations are colorful, vibrant, and the most enjoyable aspect of the book. EL – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

1 comment:

Sean Grey Hanson said...

Those illustrations will surely bring this magical world to life.
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