Bette A. Stevens’ Blog
Unlike her meadowland friends, Matilda doesn’t want
to leap onto ledges or bound across fields, she only wants to fly. At first,
Matilda’s friends laugh at her because she doesn’t have wings. They wonder: How
can a creature without wings ever hope to fly? While Matilda progresses through
the various stages of her metamorphosis from egg to butterfly, her friends
recall how they felt before they were able to do all of the things they had
dreamed of doing and how hard they had to keep trying to do all of those
things. Encouraged by her meadowland friends, MATILDA learns that if she tries
hard enough and long enough, she can do anything that she really wants to do. (Amazon)
In (Very) Short:
+ story about the monarch butterfly Matilda
+ wonderful illustrations
+ great message
This is a beautiful children’s book about the monarch butterfly Matilda who wants to fly, but she doesn’t have wings yet. All her friends tell her their stories and thus teach her that if she tries hard and long enough and if she is patient, she can do anything.
It is a wonderful story which is beautifully illustrated. I loved the drawings which are done by the author as well and the message of the book. I think this is great to read to kids and I really recommend it.