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Where Do Butterflies Go At Night?

Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0
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"Magical", "evocative" and a "masterclass in children's writing and illustrating" are just a few ways this stunning picture book has been described. And yes, you should believe the hype. 

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  • Receive 25% off plus a free Ethicool library bag when you order this book as part of the Magical Book Set.

    Recommended ages: for 0 - 7yrs old

    Author: Jeanne Balsam

    Illustrator: Stella Mongodi

    What is this picture book about? 

    Inspired by the author's own observations of the butterflies just outside her window, comes a story of a child's enchantment with the small cabbage white. They dance by the dozens among the flowers, slowly disappearing when shadows grow long. 

    As sleep calls, our little one wonders, "Where do butterflies go at night?"

    Praise for Where Do Butterflies Go At Night?

    "This book shows you that no matter where you live, no matter who you are, there is magic everywhere." Teeny Tiny Readers

    "The colours, the characters, the words. This book is so dreamy." Bambi Bookworms

    An excerpt from the story

    As clouds tumbled over blue mid-morning skies, 

    I spotted a crowd of small white butterflies. 


    I watched them sip nectar from thousands of flowers 

    And waltz 'round the branches in sun-sparkled hours. 


    They danced until dusk, shadows silently grew, 

    As flutter by flutter, they faded from view. 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    Pauline Barker
    Where Do Butterflies Go At Night is superb

    Beautiful book, lovely illustrations, and engaging text. I purchased for my granddaughter and she loved it!

    Sabourne Julie
    Where do butterflies go at night

    It was a Xmas gift for my grandchildren they loved it:

    Janet Robinson
    Even better than expected

    What a gorgeous story. My 5yo grandson received this for his 5th birthday and immediately took to the story, as did his brother. It even prompted the wonderful qn: "What do butterflies dream about?" from the 5yo. The illustrations are just beautiful, and those together with the story easily hold my grandsons' attention from start to finish. A wonderful book.

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