Friday, March 23, 2018

Ten Magic Butterflies by Danica McKellar - OPTIONAL

McKellar, Danica Ten Magic Butterflies, illustrated by Jennifer Bricking. PICTURE BOOK Crown Books for Young Readers (Random), 2018. $18. 9781101933824  

Ten flowers watch fairies fly around and decide they would like the chance to fly as well.  The fairies grant the flowers wings, so they are able to fly for the night.  When the morning comes, the flowers turned butterflies are exhausted and just want to be flowers again.  The fairies explain that sometimes we want to be what we are not, but in the end being ourselves is always best.  

The illustrations in this book are adorable and bright.  The story is even cute with a good moral.  I felt like this book was trying too hard to be a counting book with different math equations and if a book is going to be a counting book then it should be consistent; whereas, this book started assuming that the reader was going to understand the breakdown of counting the flowers to butterflies on their own, making it choppy in the middle.  

EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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