Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth by Karlin Gray - OPTIONAL

An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth by Karlin Gray, illustrated by Steliyana Doneva.  PICTURE BOOK  Sleeping Bear Press, 2018.  $17.  9781585363728  



A plain brown moth is lamenting how he is not as extraordinary as other moths and even butterflies.  But when a little boy picks him up and points out all the moth’s characteristics to his little sister, the plain moth starts to see how extraordinary he is.  The little boy explains how the brown moth has scales (not dirt), amazing antenna and great camouflage.  Eventually the little boy has convinced his sister and the moth how extraordinary an ordinary moth can be.  

This is a simple introductory look at moths.  The illustrations are appealing, but the text is written in a curvy font that younger readers might struggle with.  I enjoyed the cool facts about moths, especially at the end, but I don’t think this book has much appeal .  

C. Peterson

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