When a little girl moves to a new town, she finds a place called Butterfly Park. But when she opens the gate, there are no butterflies inside. The girl is determined to lure butterflies there, and recruits some local kids to help her catch some... but they never stay. When the girl realizes they need flowers to keep the butterflies there, she gets the whole community involved. With their combined efforts, the butterflies — and the girl — feel right at home.
Elly MacKay's luminous lightbox diorama illustrations and enchanting story celebrate the beauty of butterflies and the power of neighbors coming together to create something beautiful. Kids will love seeing the park gradually bloom, and the included "plant your own butterfly garden" tips on the dust jacket will give them ideas for plants that can attract butterflies in their own area. This story celebrates community, friendship, and wonderment in the beauty of everyday life.
"The 3-D 'lightbox dioramas'...are beautifully creative and atmospheric. Painted paper figures are placed into constructed scenery, lit dramatically, and photographed. Each page glows with jewel tones, and the final spread is a gatefold that displays the neighborhood's proud transformation. As a bonus, the book's dust jacket has a "Plant your own butterfly garden" poster printed on the inside, showing flowers that will attract butterflies." --Heidi Estrin, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||3 - 8|
|Publication Date||May 5, 2015|
|Publisher||Running Press Kids|