Kid’s Review: The Butterfly Workshop by Gioconda Belli, Wolf Erlbruch

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Butterflies are almost weightless. They are ever so light, like the batting of an eyelid, the sun blinking red and yellow.

Odair, one of the “Designers of All Things” and grandson of the esteemed inventor of the rainbow, has been banished to the insect laboratory as punishment for his overactive imagination. But he still dreams of one day creating a cross between a bird and a flower. Then, after a helpful chat with a dog . . .

Why I like this book: Every illustration is a gem! For illustrators this is a beautiful edition from which to study what the silhouette of a character can lend to visual storytelling. And I believe children and adults alike can relate to the inventive main character who is one of the ‘Designers of All Things’.

Resources/Activities: consider the kinds of insects or flowers you might like to invent.

~Julie (see her original post here)

 

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