The Little Butterfly That Could (Hardcover)
Which way to the flowers?
That way. 200 miles.
How am I supposed to travel that far?!
Can I take a plane?
Then I'll never make it!
This comical companion to Ross Burach's The Very Impatient Caterpillar pays loving homage to every child's struggle to persist through challenges while also delivering a lighthearted lesson on butterfly migration. Remember, if at first you don't succeed, fly, fly again!
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"Will delight fans of Mo Willems's 'Pigeon' series... absolutely charming." -- School Library Journal
* "A good choice for read aloud[s]... There's definitely some science lurking here among the laughs, and preschool and primary classrooms can jumpstart the life cycle units with this super-charged title." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"Burach chronicles this miracle of nature in cartoon scenes as loud as the rapid patter... It won't be just adults chuckling at the interactions between the title character and its patiently pupating companions." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Burach's mixed-media digital artwork makes good use of the cartoon style to depict vibrantly colored caterpillars and the protagonist's overwrought emotions. Particularly humorous are the spot drawings showing the inside of the chrysalis, in which he rails against the measured pace of nature... a good choice for science edutainment." -- Booklist
Praise for Truck Full of Ducks:
"Burach will have readers quacking up, both with the frequent repetition of the title -- 'Did you call for a truck full of ducks?' is a funny line no matter how often it's read or heard -- and over the illustrations... Sight gags and side comments in the pictures add further yuks to this ducky delight." -- Booklist
"Children will delight in the extreme silliness of this story and will repeatedly pore over the detailed, colorful, and quirky illustrations." -- School Library Journal
"Burach tells his story entirely through dialogue, packing it -- and his exuberant, crayon-like digital illustrations -- with visual jokes [and] an abundance of funny details to discover in each scene." -- Publishers Weekly
"Silly details decorate every spread... Storytime audiences will quack up." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Billy Bloo Is Stuck in Goo, illustrated by Ross Burach:
2018 CBC Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist
"Begs to be read aloud... Gleeful, errant nonsense." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Plenty to linger (and laugh) over." -- Publishers Weekly
"Lots of giggles and goo, and weird characters too, in this rhyming cumulative storytime read-aloud, make this title a must-have for picture book collections." -- School Library Journal