Everybody Loves Butterflies is a beautiful story of a rather apprehensive caterpillar who doesn't really fancy turning into a butterfly. Everybody he turns to tells him how much they love butterflies and all the groovy things they get up to but it still doesn't really cheer him up.
Everybody Loves Butterfield is written by Tanis Taylor and the brilliant brightly coloured illustrations are by Masumi Furukawa. Every page has a basic colour theme and each picture uses a range of different colouring techniques to make the pictures look fun yet perfectly crafted. I love the bright sunny pages best - who wouldn't want to be a butterfly when the world looks this fab?
Of course, once the caterpillar does finally change, he is perfectly happy and didn't know what all the fuss was about!
I think that this picture book is great for me to read to both of my girls (currently 1.5 years and 4.5 years). I don't think it will be long before Lara can read it herself. At the back of the book there is a page which explains all of the amazing stages in the cycle of a butterfly's life and Lara thought this was particularly fascinating and went back through the book to spot the pictures of the different stages.
Everybody Loves Butterflies is released next week in paperback and will cost around £5.99.