Review By KRISTIN WALD
Butterfly Counting is much more than a colorful counting book. It is a butterfly-focused collection of gorgeous artwork, a language book, and a mini-encyclopedia of facts about butterflies, moths, a grasshopper, and even a penguin!
The author’s sense of humor comes through in the introductory pages that point out that there are no butterflies in Antarctica, and in a gentle joke about counting twenty “butterflies.” The pages are filled with interesting and fun facts about 25 different butterflies from around the world. A particularly fantastic aspect of Butterfly Counting is providing the word for “butterfly” in more than two dozen languages, including Swahili, Portuguese, and Turkish.
The illustrations are detailed and realistic, and they show gorgeous wings, habitats, and even butterfly eggs. Counting the various butterflies will be both engaging and challenging. The designs are astounding and will encourage both children and adults to learn more about the world around them.
Ages 3 to 7.
The publisher sent a copy of this book for an honest review.
Book Giveaway: Butterfly Counting | This Weblog is Unique. Just Like They All Are. // Jan 7, 2016 at 2:21 pm
[…] was a gorgeous counting book from Charlesbridge Publishing called BUTTERFLY COUNTING. You can read the full review here, but one of my favorite aspects is that readers can learn the word for “butterfly” in […]
Payal // Jan 8, 2016 at 9:00 am
My 3 year old is fascinated with all things winged. His favorite make believe play involves being a baby owl learning to fly or sitting in a cardboard box (airplane) taking trips to India or the farmer’s market.
Lisa // Jan 9, 2016 at 12:39 pm
I would love to read this to my son.
Lauhona // Jan 9, 2016 at 1:24 pm
What a lovely idea for a book, especially the idea of providing names in other languages! Would love to read to my daughter!
Kenitra Burton Clarke // Jan 9, 2016 at 1:57 pm
My 3 and 5yr old love butterflies. Both have watched caterpillars morph into butterflies during investigations in their classrooms. Never cease to be amazed by their beauty and the metamorphosis.