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The Butterflys Gift Joan Ellet Hogge

The Butterflys Gift

Joan Ellet Hogge

Published August 15th 2008
ISBN : 9781434349613
Paperback
24 pages
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 About the Book 

Creativity! That is what The Butterflys Gift celebrates and encourages in its readers. A beautiful story of the stages in a monarchs development, it is certain to appeal to the curiosity and creativity of eight-to-twelve year olds. This book alsoMoreCreativity! That is what The Butterflys Gift celebrates and encourages in its readers. A beautiful story of the stages in a monarchs development, it is certain to appeal to the curiosity and creativity of eight-to-twelve year olds. This book also includes a sketchbook with steps for drawing and painting a butterfly. Included, are drawing pages, which encourage a child to look closely and learn about other creatures in the world. This book uses colorful watercolor illustrations, combined with poetic rhythm, to weave a tale of the transformation of a chubby worm to a beautiful butterfly. The worm spends its formative first days eating constantly and growing rapidly. Then it hibernates alone in its chrysalis. During this time, it changes and grows and discovers its true self. When a butterfly emerges from its crystalline egg, it shares its secret that life is about touching others in your own creative, colorful way. An English teacher and Academic Language Therapist, as well as an artist, Joan Hogge understands the importance of art in helping children develop and appreciate their own unique gifts. Not only does this book beautifully describe the stages of the butterflys development, but it provides the sketch book as a safe, contemplative, chrysalis for children to begin to explore and connect with their own imagination and creativity. Thus, the chubby worms transformation can be an inspiration for children to develop their creative wings and touch the world in their own beautiful way.