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Butterfly Blink: A Book Without Words (Stories Without Words) (Volume 2) Paperback – March 7, 2016
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Butterfly Blink! A Book Without Words (Stories Without Words series) Follow the stages of a monarch butterfly from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. With each blink the butterflies multiply (until a playful dog disperses them). Children (ages 2 6) cement vocabulary as they make up stories to go with colorful illustrations. Wordless book activities include finding and naming insects and characters and describing the action in this butterfly book. Includes diverse kids, special concern species, and insect habitat conservation. Blink and they multiplyblink and theyre gone! Pollinator and Insect book available in soft cover and ebook versions, 22-24-page, 8"x10" perfect bound childrens picture book with no words written and illustrated by Karl Beckstrand, spring entomology book, Premio Publishing & Gozo multicultural Books (worldwide rights © April 2016. See inside!)|
Butterfly Blink! A Book Without Words (Stories Without Words series) Winner: Promoting Picture Books Art Cover Contest. Follow the stages of a monarch butterfly from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. With each blink the butterflies multiply (until a playful dog disperses them). Children (ages 2 6) cement vocabulary as they make up stories to go with colorful illustrations. Wordless book activities include finding and naming insects and characters and describing the action in this butterfly book. Includes Pacific Islander/Polynesian characters, special concern species, and insect habitat conservation. Blink and they multiplyblink and theyre gone! Pollinator and insect book available in soft cover and ebook versions, 22-24-page, 8"x10" perfect bound kids gift book with no words, spring entomology/STEM book about butterflies, written and illustrated by Karl Beckstrand, Premio Publishing & Gozo multicultural Books (Stories Without Words series worldwide rights © April 2016. See inside!) PremioBooks.com.
About the Author
Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author of 20 multicultural books and more than 50 e-book titles (reviews by Kirkus, School Library Journal, The Horn Book blog, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, CA, he has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a broadcast & film certificate from Film A. Academy. Since 2004 he has run Premio Publishing. A college media instructor, Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan’s Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. Beckstrand's nationally lauded Y.A. stories, e-book mysteries, ESL/ELL Spanish/bilingual books, nonfiction, and wordless books feature ethnically diverse characters—and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared in: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Border’s Books, Costco, Deseret Book, iBooks, The Children’s Miracle Network, LDS Film Festival, the U.S. Congressional Record, Papercrafts Magazine, and various broadcasts. FB, Twitter, http://KarlBeckstrand.com, http://PremioBooks.com
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Butterfly Blink is a cute book meant for little kids.
This book shows the progression of a butterfly, and how they interact with little kids.
The illustrations in this book were very good. They were descriptive and very interesting. I liked how there was some black and white, and some color.
I could see little kids having a lot of fun with this book. They could make up stories about the pictures, and learn new words like butterfly, and colors. Little kids could be taught a lot about birds and butterflies and insects too while looking at this book with someone older.
I couldn't really see a story in this book, but I can see little kids and toddlers enjoying looking at the pictures.
Overall, this is an interesting picture book that would be great for a little kid.
I remember being the ages of 2 through 6 (yes, even age 2 and younger), This book would have entranced me because I loved butterflies! As I grew older, I learned more and more about them on my own, even to the point where I learned their Latin names.
I think a book without words is a fascinating concept. It is one which I have no problem grasping, and not just because I am the mother of two sons with severe autism. It is absolutely a suitable book for a child with a disability, As well, as I have had three other sons who read and continue to read as adults, I "get" the delight they would have taken in the colorful illustrations in Butterfly Blink. No words needed!
I like the fact that there was a dog in the book, and some children, so that the reader can relate to the story from different angles. I loved the luscious colors and duly noted the commentary you will see when the book is ended. We need to take care of our creatures! All in all, a lovely book with stunning illustrations. Just be gentle with it, with your littlest one.
The back of the book is where author Karl Beckstrand shares interesting facts regarding monarch butterflies losing their primary food source and what children can do to help. If we don’t do something now, we could blink and they would be gone. This little guide would be a great project for any home or school. Parents and teachers will enjoy introducing young readers to the monarch.
The book is meant for the most avid readers, children, yet, it has universal appeal. The book is filled with butterflies and lovely illustrations throughout. The endeavour of the writer is to encourage creativity and vocabulary building. From an adult's perspective, I found that this book took me back to my childhood. I had always been fond of symbols and signs. To tell you the truth, this book intrigued me. It kept me thinking long after I had finished reading. For me, a butterfly represented childhood and the increasing number of butterflies indicated various facets of my life as a child. It brought back memories, some bitter some sweet.
I cant comment upon Karl's writing style but his illustrations are bright and vivid. The colour adds to the cheerful mood of the book. Also, he has been able to put across various concepts that can be understood by children of all ages. I shared this book with my children. In the end, the interpretations of both my kids as well as mine were absolutely apt for our ages. this book is perfect for all ages.
It is really not easy to pen a book without using words but Karl, hats off for your efforts. Using butterflies and various illustrations associated with them, you have bridged the gap between various ages and stages of life. The real test of a book is that it should have universal appeal and the story should be understood by all. Your book has mass appeal, in fact, even those who have not been privileged enough to have learnt to read and write can imbibe the essence of this book.
To sum, I simply loved this book. Even though there are no words, this book had the power to take me on a journey down my memory lane. At the same time, it helped my children interpret the story in their own ways.
P.S- Karl, awesome picture book. Its a family favourite now!!!
The butterflies are beautiful, and the way that the story unfolds is really interesting with out words. I definitely thought this book was fun to look at with my son, and he definitely had a lot of fun counting the butterflies and finding the little puppy that plays with the butterflies.
If you are looking for a simple yet entertaining book to get for your child or another little loved one, this is definitely a great book! The only thing that I would change about this book is the flimsy-ness (ha nice word) of the cover and pages. I think that for younger readers, it may be better to have books that are tough and are able to hold their own in a fight with a toddler. This book is not that tough, and it definitely got beat up while we looked at it. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.