Butterfly in the Sky

By Thea Feldman
Kingfisher, 32 pages, $3.99

Butterflies, by Thea Feldman, is part of a series of educational books written about the natural world. Its pages are filled with photos of a wide variety of butterflies and moths. The quality and diversity of the illustrations will hold great appeal for children and invite them compare and contrast species.

“Do you see something pretty in the air? It is a butterfly!”

Two or three short sentences appear on each page, but this doesn’t mean it is lacking detail. This book is suitable for the early reader with a good vocabulary. A less advanced reader, with the help of an adult or older sibling, will enjoy it as well. Children will begin to learn about the more sophisticated aspects of the butterfly world, including how butterflies avoid being dinner for birds and other predators. Anticipate well-worn edges due to frequent reading use. Teachers will benefit from having this educational and fun book in their classroom libraries.

Reviewed by Brenda Searle