Good Night Sweet Butterflies: A Color Dreamland

Summary:

There are nine butterflies getting ready for a night's rest. As each butterfly heads off to sleep, we wish each one dreams of their own color.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The butterfly count-down has been most helpful in providing a built-in queue for lights out. The pages are sturdy, the colors are bright yet soothing.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

Even after 8 months, this is a regular request. As s/he has become more familiar with her colors and the elements of nature in the illustrations the book has become even more fun.

Parent Reaction

The colorful, detailed illustrations are wonderful, as is the opportunity to count down the butterflies, one by one, until they have all gone off to sleep.

Type of Book:
A nice soothing story for sending the butterflies and your little one off to a colorful dreamland.
Educational Themes:

There's plenty to do with this story beyond just getting ready for bed. There's counting, learning colors and object identification (flowers, animals, insects).

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
0 to 4
Age of child:
Started reading at 18 months, and still reading at 4½!
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. A great bargain for a book with such diverse utility.

Title Good Night Sweet Butterflies: A Color Dreamland
Author Dawn Bentley, Heather Cahoon
Publisher Little Simon, Imprint Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing © 2003
Illustrators Melanie Gerth
ISBN 0689856849
Material Hard Cover
Genres Math
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