Books We Shared
Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horácek is the perfect book for toddlers. There is so much to look at and think about with its bright, bold illustrations and the mystery of the lost butterfly. Lucy sees a beautiful butterfly in the garden, along with a bright green beetle, a brilliant blue dragonfly, some red ladybugs, and many more flying and crawling things. But when will the colorful butterfly come back? (We used a little magic to bring her back to life at the very end of the story; not only does she reappear – she “pops up” in 3-D!)
Anton Can Do Magic by Ole Konnecke was originally published in German but it translates beautifully into English. What little kid doesn’t want to make magic happen? Anton tries to make a tree disappear but it doesn’t work! So he goes for a bird! That works (but only because the bird flies away). Then there are those pesky friends that come by who really don’t believe he can make anything disappear. Well they may be right but what they don’t realize is that Anton can make things reappear! A great story about hopefulness, pretend play and the “magical” power of helping your friends.
Fuzzy Little Caterpillar (& a little Butterfly Magic)
The fuzzy little caterpillar crawled up to look at me.
He wriggled and I giggled, friends we soon would be!
So I put him in a box, I did.
Don’t you crawl away I said!
But the next day when I opened the lid, out flew a butterfly instead.