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Friday, October 23, 2015

Review: Butterfly Park by Elly MacKay

Butterfly Park by Elly MacKay.

Butterfly Park by Elly MacKay

Running Press
Publication Date: May 2015
List Price: $16.95
ISBN-13: 9780762453399

Review: Have you ever read a book about butterflies? Even though you most likely have, you have probably not read one like this. Butterfly Park by Elly Mackay is the tale of a tiny girl. Her story involves a loss, but also a fresh beginning in her new home. This realistic fiction picture book is full of life-to-life connections, especially for the children that have experienced having a home in a new neighborhood. However, how will she settle in when there is nothing she is used to?

In Butterfly Park there is a girl that thinks her new home will be nothing like her old home back in the countryside, but she is mistaken. Luckily for her, the home she moves into is right next to a butterfly park! She feels like she can still be connected to nature. But there is one problem. The butterfly park√Č is empty! She discovers that there are no fluttering insects anywhere. She makes an effort to capture some to put in the park, but they all soar away. Will she be able to occupy the deserted park? What if she never can?

Butterfly Park is a very good book for young ages, especially for preschoolers and young elementary students. The plot is not very complicated, and is appropriate for youthful minds. The vocabulary is also unchallenging, perfect for children who are just developing reading skills. If I was still a child, I would very much enjoy this book as a bedtime story. The illustrations are colorful, bright, very detailed, and cut out of actual paper, making the artwork even more unique. Great effort was put into writing this heartwarming story.

Review written by Katherine (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Running Press Books for providing a copy of Butterfly Park for this review.

Have you read Butterfly Park? How would you rate it?

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