Owly and Wormy want some butterflies! But when they come home from the nursery with a plant that will attract some fluttering friends, all that show up are fat, green bug things. Bug things are NOT butterflies! But, they are nice and fun and good at sleep outs under the stars and always up for a game of checkers. Fat, green bug might even be better than butterflies! Let’s be friends forever! But, the bug things can’t stay. When the bugs build their cocoons, Owly and Wormy think they have no friends left at all. They wait. And wait. And wait. And one day…their dreams have come true…and all a flutter! Owly’s friends are back….AND they've turned into butterflies. (goodreads summary)
This book was so much fun! It is a wordless storybook filled with bold and vibrant pictures. A young reader will understand the storyline by putting together the expressions and symbols on each page. For example, when racoon at the nursery wishes Owly and Wormy good luck with the new plant they just purchased, the symbol of a 4 leaf clover is shown above her head. Very creative! Children will easily follow along by using their own thoughts and words to complete the story. I think it also emphasizes nicely on patience and friendship. It is quite a busy book and has alot going on inside with the various pictures, but it also makes for a great introduction to the lifecycle of a butterfly. It is definitely a charming and cute book and arrives just in time for spring!! This would be a "just right book" for ages 3-7.~
Title: Owly & Wormy Friends All Aflutter!
Author: Andy Runton
Genre: Picture Book
Pub. Date: March 2011, Atheneum Books
Hardcover, 40 pgs.