As part of the Parragon Book Buddies scheme we were recently sent Everybody Loves Butterflies to review. It’s a beautiful book that I had never seen before and LP loved it immediately – shouting ‘Caterpillar!!’ at the picture on the front cover!
Everybody Loves Butterflies tells the story of Little Caterpillar that didn’t like change, didn’t want to grow up and be a butterfly but wanted to be a caterpillar forever. It teaches children that it’s natural to be scared of change, that a lot of big changes happen in your life but once you take the big step and the change happens it can be a really good, positive thing.
I think this book would be great for any child experiencing a change in their lives – moving home, a new sibling, starting nursery or even just moving to a big bed from a cot. The underlying theme in the book about change is really lovely and the actual story is great too – Little Caterpillar turning into a butterfly teaches about the life cycle and even has a page dedicated to the whole life cycle of a butterfly.
The illustrations in the book are stunning, bright colours and a lot of characters who LP easily recognised – Caterpillar, Butterfly, Bees, Swan, Birds, Spider. Little Caterpillar is a loveable character and you cannot help but relate to his nervousness at becoming a butterfly – there have been situations in life where we’ve all felt like Little Caterpillar.
Overall Everybody Loves Butterflies is a great addition to any bookshelf and LP loves to read it – and point out the caterpillar in his sleeping bag (cocoon!). I’d definitely recommend this book as LP loves it and it’s enjoyable for Hubby and I to read to her.
Everybody Loves Butterflies has an RRP of £5.99