cover image Toestomper and the Bad Butterflies

Toestomper and the Bad Butterflies

Sharleen Collicott. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), $15 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-618-14092-3

Having undergone a metamorphosis of his own in Toestomper and the Caterpillars, Sharleen Collicut's hero watches his charges transform in Toestomper and the Bad Butterflies. The story line, about Toestomper's attempts to protect the butterflies from the giant Big Tooth (a hippo), occasions large-scale, airbrush-style watercolors of a highly anthropomorphized woodland.