Paperback | Age 3-7 | 36 pages | 250 x 250mm
Publication July 2023 | ISBN 9781802580785
From the single beat of stain-glass wings, Butterfly emerges from his cocoon to explore a many-patterned world of climates, snakes, birds and frogs.
Complete with a list of fascinating facts about different species of butterfly, this charming poetic picture book combines fiction and non-fiction to make a perfect educational resource for children whether at home or in the classroom.
The sixth book in the Wild Wanderers series written by Dom Conlon and illustrated by Anastasia Izlesou. From the leap of a hare and the gentlest breeze to a blazing star and ancient trees, Wild Wanderers is a series of poetic exploration which will inspire children across the world. Each book takes a gentle and lyrical journey through biodiversity, environment and challenges to unlock a world of wonder.
Published books in the series:
Dom Conlon is a poet and, whether talking on BBC Radio Lancashire or running workshops for children, Dom's work is guided by nature and the stars. Dom's work has been praised by award-winning writers such as Nicola Davies, George Szirtes and Chris Riddell.
Anastasia Izlesou is a multidisciplinary illustrator and designer from the UK. Using a mix of digital and traditional media, she creates vibrant work full of bold natural elements. The White Hare was Anastasia's first published book.
'This book will keep on giving as it will inspire creativity, discussions about climate and encourage further independent or group research.' Ann Alston, Just Imagine
'Vibrant, evocative, entrancing…a happy addition to any bookshelf and one that will be enjoyed over and over and over.' Mary Esther Judy, Fallen Star Stories
‘A beautifully illustrated poetic picture book that captures the beauty and diversity of butterflies, following their journeys, and highlighting how they struggle to survive due to the destruction of their habitats.’ The Kids Bookstagrammer
'Storybook_boy and I have been mesmerised by these surprisingly realistic illustrations showing colourful flurries of butterflies in their natural environments.' Storybook Mamma
'Dom Conlon, with his words and Anastasia Izlesou with her brilliant, bold and strong illustrations show us how much diversity there is among these beautiful insects and how they have not only evolved to survive but also how they are being affected by the changes in climate around the world.' Armadillo Children's Books Magazine
'An important addition to the Wild Wanderers series and let’s hope, a wake-up call to us all to do whatever we can to stop further decline in butterfly numbers wherever we are.' Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub
'Colours spill off the page, environments are immediate as Izlesou’s illustrations dominate each double spread adding to the trajectory of the journey and bringing extra vibrancy to Conlon’s words.' Books for Keep
'The descriptive, poetic language is a pleasure to read aloud and is a perfect starting point for further discovery.' Through the Bookshelf
'This book is full of facts about these fascinating creatures but also has a powerful message about the decline of butterflies threaded through the story.' Little Preene Readers
'With repeated phrases, and some of the most rich language I've come across in a picture book, these are the perfect choice to base a deeper dive into English Language learning on.' Mini Midnight Reads