If you are looking for a good read for children aged 3 to 8 years, check out the utterly delightful Granny Butterfly books.
Firstly, the books are a treat for the eyes with colourful illustrations throughout.
Secondly, children will learn about nature and butterflies in particular as they read.
Thirdly, the stories are great and with life lessons to be learned along the way.
I recently read the Granny’s birthday one where you can savour the bluebell woods and get to know some interesting butterfly characters set on having an adventure come what may.
Bertrum a clouded yellow butterfly takes his friend Boris off limits for a fun time. They escape Granny’s eyes aboard a bus which takes them to the village fair and a fair amount of mayhem. This includes sticky candyfloss, chaotic donkey rides, crashing eggs and a disappointing tug of war.
Although Bertrum has learned from a previous adventure, Boris is new to adventuring and gets himself into trouble. Initially this annoys Bertrum but later he is just pleased that his friend has a great time.
In fact, although great for children, the books are an escape to a magical and safe world and we all need more of that in our lives.
Jean French, the author, comments:
“My goal from the outset has been to write something that will engage children with the wonderful world of nature that surrounds them everyday, and empower them to explore with open minds,” explains Jean. “They’ll hopefully read the books, and then head out into their garden, or out into the countryside with their parents, to put their newfound knowledge and appreciation into practice.”
Continuing, “Our cast of butterflies is extremely diverse – from Betsy who is very sweet and tiny, all the way to Bertie who is very bossy and has a thing or two to learn about manners! In all, the characters represent the cross-section of people children will encounter throughout life. It’s an extremely humbling read for all.”
Granny Butterfly’ – http://amzn.to/2FSMzik
‘Granny Butterfly’s Birthday’ – http://amzn.to/2HwA2hW
For more information and resources, visit the series’ official website: http://www.grannybutterfly.co.