Butterflies

David Hawcock. Universe, $19.95 (20p) ISBN 978-0-7893-2764-2
Seven butterflies and moths (plus one caterpillar) spring from the pages of this attractively designed pop-up from paper engineer Hawcock; the small trim size and an acetate window on the cover, through which a monarch butterfly can be seen, bring a jewel-box quality to the book. The insects almost seem to hang in midair, and their subtle movements suggest flight—especially in the case of a feathery peacock butterfly that turns, bobs, and weaves as the pages separate. Half-flaps to the right of each spread lift to reveal facts about butterfly and moth characteristics, life cycles, metamorphosis, and more, written in a formal but accessible tone (“During flight, butterflies’ and moths’ forewings and hind wings are held together so that they function as one wing”). Budding lepidopterists take note. Simultaneously available: Tropical Fish. All ages. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/28/2017
Release date: 09/12/2017
Genre: Children's
Hardcover - 1 pages - 978-0-7868-0098-8
Hardcover - 20 pages - 978-0-7893-3561-6
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