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The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden

Author: Michael Torres

Illustrator: Fern Martins

Publisher: Magabala Books

At first glance this is a simple board book with a bright eye-catching cover, sturdy and strong enough for little hands to hold, but The Butterfly Garden by Michael Torres and Fern Martins soon reveals it is so much more than that. The life cycle of a butterfly is gently explored with humour and amusement through the eyes of a fat caterpillar and a hungry kookaburra. The vibrant colours and simple shapes will be immensely appealing to young readers. Readers will delight in viewing life from the kookaburra’s perspective and be amused by the clever trick played on the bird which explains why he can so often be heard laughing.

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