{"id":1742892993,"title":"Butterfly Colors and Counting","handle":"butterfly-colors-and-counting","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Jerry Pallotta\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/jerry-pallotta\"\u003eJerry Pallotta\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Shennen Bersani\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/shennen-bersani\"\u003eShennen Bersani\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eOne red butterfly, two blue... Ten beautiful butterflies in all!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this board book by Jerry Pallotta, award-winning author of several alphabet and counting books for young children, readers will learn how to count to ten while learning the colors of the rainbow—plus some fun patterns as a bonus. Shennen Bersani’s realistic and colorful art depicts ten real butterfly species, both common and rare, from around the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eButterfly Colors and Counting\u003c\/i\u003e is a perfect companion to Pallotta’s three previous board books, \u003ci\u003eThe Icky Bug Counting Board Book\u003c\/i\u003e,\u003ci\u003e The Icky Bug Alphabet Board Book\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eThe Ocean Alphabet Board Book\u003c\/i\u003e. Little hands will enjoy browsing this book on their own—and learning colors and numbers along the way.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Animal Colors\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/animal-colors-board-book\"\u003eAnimal Colors\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-icky-bug-counting-board-book\" title=\"The Icky Bug Counting Board Book\"\u003eThe Icky Bug Counting Board Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/butterfly-colors-counting-spread.jpg?12804391960161748605\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJerry Pallotta, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children’s alphabet books and imaginative fiction, including \u003cem\u003eThe Icky Bug Alphabet Book\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eThe Construction Alphabet Book\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem\u003eDory Story\u003c\/em\u003e. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Jerry Pallotta\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/jerry-pallotta\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Jerry.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eShennen Bersani, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eShennen Bersani attended the Art Institute of Boston and has illustrated several books for children, including \u003cem\u003eOcean Counting: Odd Numbers\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eIcky Bug Shapes\u003c\/em\u003e. Shennen lives near Boston.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Shennen Bersani\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/shennen-bersani\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Shennen.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAAAS's Science Books \u0026amp; Films Best List\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA lovely and simple concept book covering counting and colors for the youngest butterfly spotters.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e From one red \u003ci\u003eTachyris zarinda\u003c\/i\u003e to 10 pink-tipped clearwinged satyrs, each full-page painting spotlights a different butterfly variety. The text simply labels the color and number of the butterflies using a large, serif typeface. In Bersani’s fine-brushed, detailed art some butterflies are shown in the context of their habitat, such as the eight brown Orion butterflies alighting on yellow stalks of wheat, but most of the butterflies rest on pleasingly mottled backgrounds painted in soft hues. The butterfly names, in an inconsistent mix of scientific and common appellations, are included on the back cover in small print. While a little more information on each insect would have been a nice addition for adults and older children, they can seek out age-appropriate books if piqued.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Glowing art and simple concept presentation—just right for the target audience—may make counters and butterfly enthusiasts out of readers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGiven the diverse coloration of butterflies, they're a natural way to introduce to the concept of color, which is covered in this board book that also counts from one to 10. Examples include three cloudless sulphur butterflies in bright yellow-green and 10 pink-tipped clearwing satyrs (the butterflies are ID'd on the back cover). Text is minimal (each number appears as a word and numeral, along with the name of each color), and Bersani offers precise portraits of each insect set against moody backdrops.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTwenty by Jenny\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eToddlers count from one red butterfly (a \u003ci\u003eTachyris Zarinda\u003c\/i\u003e), which dominates an entire page, to 10 pink-tipped clearwing satyr butterflies fluttering in a tropical setting in this aesthetically pleasing board book.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Each page focuses on a color familiar to young learners, alongside the number of butterflies on the page printed as both a word and a s a numeral. The back cover identifies each of the butterfly varieties. The counting may be simple, but the butterflies are exotic (e.g. the male great Mormon, for \"black\"; amethyst hairstreak, for \"purple\"; Orion, for \"brown\"). Realistic watercolor renderings make the butterflies look as if they will float from the pages. Toddlers will welcome the chance to hone their colors and numbers; older siblings may well be inspired to learn more about these unusual butterflies.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBayViews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe text of this beautiful book is simple—just the numeral, word for the number and color are listed. These three words are set against the background next to an illustration of butterflies of the corresponding amount and hue. All the butterflies under one number are the same species; these are listed on theback cover. Great as a simple counting and color concept book an dfun for budding butterfly fans.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpirituality \u0026amp; Practice\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are some 18,000 species known as butterflies. They are beautiful, delicate, and mysterious creatures with countless stories about them. In various times and places, butterflies have been seen as bearers of true love, incarnations of the souls of children, initiators of spring, and a mixture of air and angels.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Jerry Pallotta and illustrator Shennen Bersani are enchanted with butterflies and in this board book for children up to 3 years of age, they present 10 lovely ones that stir the senses with their beauty. The intent is: \"Count the butterflies from one to ten. Learn their colors, then count again!\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/butterfly-colors-and-counting-board-book-cvr.jpg?8274719078147235881\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/butterfly-colors-and-counting-board-book-hires.zip?8274719078147235881\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBoard book\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-57091-899-5\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 0-3\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 10\u003cbr\u003e7 x 5 \u003csup\u003e9\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e16\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]","published_at":"2015-08-04T16:50:00-04:00","created_at":"2015-08-04T16:39:14-04:00","vendor":"Charlesbridge","type":"Children's Book","tags":["Browse by Age_Ages 0-3","Browse by Fiction\/Nonfiction_Nonfiction","Browse by Format_Board Book","Browse by Language_English","Browse by Subject_Animals \u0026 Dinosaurs","Browse by Subject_Concept Books","Browse by Subject_Science \u0026 Nature"],"price":595,"price_min":595,"price_max":595,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":5298131777,"title":"Board book","option1":"Board book","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"18995","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Butterfly Colors and Counting - Board book","public_title":"Board book","options":["Board book"],"price":595,"weight":125,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":19,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":"978-1-57091-899-5","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/butterfly-colors-and-counting-board-book-cover.jpg?v=1586787170"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/butterfly-colors-and-counting-board-book-cover.jpg?v=1586787170","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":"Butterfly Colors and Counting book cover","id":2453828206671,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.258,"height":477,"width":600,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/butterfly-colors-and-counting-board-book-cover.jpg?v=1570279112"},"aspect_ratio":1.258,"height":477,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/products\/butterfly-colors-and-counting-board-book-cover.jpg?v=1570279112","width":600}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Jerry Pallotta\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/jerry-pallotta\"\u003eJerry Pallotta\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Shennen Bersani\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/shennen-bersani\"\u003eShennen Bersani\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eOne red butterfly, two blue... Ten beautiful butterflies in all!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn this board book by Jerry Pallotta, award-winning author of several alphabet and counting books for young children, readers will learn how to count to ten while learning the colors of the rainbow—plus some fun patterns as a bonus. Shennen Bersani’s realistic and colorful art depicts ten real butterfly species, both common and rare, from around the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003eButterfly Colors and Counting\u003c\/i\u003e is a perfect companion to Pallotta’s three previous board books, \u003ci\u003eThe Icky Bug Counting Board Book\u003c\/i\u003e,\u003ci\u003e The Icky Bug Alphabet Board Book\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eThe Ocean Alphabet Board Book\u003c\/i\u003e. Little hands will enjoy browsing this book on their own—and learning colors and numbers along the way.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Animal Colors\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/animal-colors-board-book\"\u003eAnimal Colors\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/the-icky-bug-counting-board-book\" title=\"The Icky Bug Counting Board Book\"\u003eThe Icky Bug Counting Board Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/butterfly-colors-counting-spread.jpg?12804391960161748605\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJerry Pallotta, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children’s alphabet books and imaginative fiction, including \u003cem\u003eThe Icky Bug Alphabet Book\u003c\/em\u003e, \u003cem\u003eThe Construction Alphabet Book\u003c\/em\u003e, and \u003cem\u003eDory Story\u003c\/em\u003e. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Jerry Pallotta\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/jerry-pallotta\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Jerry.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eShennen Bersani, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eShennen Bersani attended the Art Institute of Boston and has illustrated several books for children, including \u003cem\u003eOcean Counting: Odd Numbers\u003c\/em\u003e and \u003cem\u003eIcky Bug Shapes\u003c\/em\u003e. Shennen lives near Boston.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Illustrator Shennen Bersani\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/shennen-bersani\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Shennen.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAAAS's Science Books \u0026amp; Films Best List\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?18127980511287865543\"\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e, starred review\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA lovely and simple concept book covering counting and colors for the youngest butterfly spotters.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e From one red \u003ci\u003eTachyris zarinda\u003c\/i\u003e to 10 pink-tipped clearwinged satyrs, each full-page painting spotlights a different butterfly variety. The text simply labels the color and number of the butterflies using a large, serif typeface. In Bersani’s fine-brushed, detailed art some butterflies are shown in the context of their habitat, such as the eight brown Orion butterflies alighting on yellow stalks of wheat, but most of the butterflies rest on pleasingly mottled backgrounds painted in soft hues. The butterfly names, in an inconsistent mix of scientific and common appellations, are included on the back cover in small print. While a little more information on each insect would have been a nice addition for adults and older children, they can seek out age-appropriate books if piqued.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Glowing art and simple concept presentation—just right for the target audience—may make counters and butterfly enthusiasts out of readers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGiven the diverse coloration of butterflies, they're a natural way to introduce to the concept of color, which is covered in this board book that also counts from one to 10. Examples include three cloudless sulphur butterflies in bright yellow-green and 10 pink-tipped clearwing satyrs (the butterflies are ID'd on the back cover). Text is minimal (each number appears as a word and numeral, along with the name of each color), and Bersani offers precise portraits of each insect set against moody backdrops.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTwenty by Jenny\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eToddlers count from one red butterfly (a \u003ci\u003eTachyris Zarinda\u003c\/i\u003e), which dominates an entire page, to 10 pink-tipped clearwing satyr butterflies fluttering in a tropical setting in this aesthetically pleasing board book.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Each page focuses on a color familiar to young learners, alongside the number of butterflies on the page printed as both a word and a s a numeral. The back cover identifies each of the butterfly varieties. The counting may be simple, but the butterflies are exotic (e.g. the male great Mormon, for \"black\"; amethyst hairstreak, for \"purple\"; Orion, for \"brown\"). Realistic watercolor renderings make the butterflies look as if they will float from the pages. Toddlers will welcome the chance to hone their colors and numbers; older siblings may well be inspired to learn more about these unusual butterflies.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBayViews\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe text of this beautiful book is simple—just the numeral, word for the number and color are listed. These three words are set against the background next to an illustration of butterflies of the corresponding amount and hue. All the butterflies under one number are the same species; these are listed on theback cover. Great as a simple counting and color concept book an dfun for budding butterfly fans.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpirituality \u0026amp; Practice\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are some 18,000 species known as butterflies. They are beautiful, delicate, and mysterious creatures with countless stories about them. In various times and places, butterflies have been seen as bearers of true love, incarnations of the souls of children, initiators of spring, and a mixture of air and angels.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Jerry Pallotta and illustrator Shennen Bersani are enchanted with butterflies and in this board book for children up to 3 years of age, they present 10 lovely ones that stir the senses with their beauty. The intent is: \"Count the butterflies from one to ten. 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Butterfly Colors and Counting

By: Jerry Pallotta / Illustrated by: Shennen Bersani

One red butterfly, two blue... Ten beautiful butterflies in all!

In this board book by Jerry Pallotta, award-winning author of several alphabet and counting books for young children, readers will learn how to count to ten while learning the colors of the rainbow—plus some fun patterns as a bonus. Shennen Bersani’s realistic and colorful art depicts ten real butterfly species, both common and rare, from around the world.

Butterfly Colors and Counting is a perfect companion to Pallotta’s three previous board books, The Icky Bug Counting Board Book, The Icky Bug Alphabet Board Book, and The Ocean Alphabet Board Book. Little hands will enjoy browsing this book on their own—and learning colors and numbers along the way.

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Jerry Pallotta, author

Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children’s alphabet books and imaginative fiction, including The Icky Bug Alphabet Book, The Construction Alphabet Book, and Dory Story. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Shennen Bersani, illustrator

Shennen Bersani attended the Art Institute of Boston and has illustrated several books for children, including Ocean Counting: Odd Numbers and Icky Bug Shapes. Shennen lives near Boston.

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Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A lovely and simple concept book covering counting and colors for the youngest butterfly spotters.

From one red Tachyris zarinda to 10 pink-tipped clearwinged satyrs, each full-page painting spotlights a different butterfly variety. The text simply labels the color and number of the butterflies using a large, serif typeface. In Bersani’s fine-brushed, detailed art some butterflies are shown in the context of their habitat, such as the eight brown Orion butterflies alighting on yellow stalks of wheat, but most of the butterflies rest on pleasingly mottled backgrounds painted in soft hues. The butterfly names, in an inconsistent mix of scientific and common appellations, are included on the back cover in small print. While a little more information on each insect would have been a nice addition for adults and older children, they can seek out age-appropriate books if piqued.

Glowing art and simple concept presentation—just right for the target audience—may make counters and butterfly enthusiasts out of readers.

Publishers Weekly

Given the diverse coloration of butterflies, they're a natural way to introduce to the concept of color, which is covered in this board book that also counts from one to 10. Examples include three cloudless sulphur butterflies in bright yellow-green and 10 pink-tipped clearwing satyrs (the butterflies are ID'd on the back cover). Text is minimal (each number appears as a word and numeral, along with the name of each color), and Bersani offers precise portraits of each insect set against moody backdrops.

Twenty by Jenny

Toddlers count from one red butterfly (a Tachyris Zarinda), which dominates an entire page, to 10 pink-tipped clearwing satyr butterflies fluttering in a tropical setting in this aesthetically pleasing board book.

Each page focuses on a color familiar to young learners, alongside the number of butterflies on the page printed as both a word and a s a numeral. The back cover identifies each of the butterfly varieties. The counting may be simple, but the butterflies are exotic (e.g. the male great Mormon, for "black"; amethyst hairstreak, for "purple"; Orion, for "brown"). Realistic watercolor renderings make the butterflies look as if they will float from the pages. Toddlers will welcome the chance to hone their colors and numbers; older siblings may well be inspired to learn more about these unusual butterflies.

BayViews

The text of this beautiful book is simple—just the numeral, word for the number and color are listed. These three words are set against the background next to an illustration of butterflies of the corresponding amount and hue. All the butterflies under one number are the same species; these are listed on theback cover. Great as a simple counting and color concept book an dfun for budding butterfly fans.

Spirituality & Practice

There are some 18,000 species known as butterflies. They are beautiful, delicate, and mysterious creatures with countless stories about them. In various times and places, butterflies have been seen as bearers of true love, incarnations of the souls of children, initiators of spring, and a mixture of air and angels.

Jerry Pallotta and illustrator Shennen Bersani are enchanted with butterflies and in this board book for children up to 3 years of age, they present 10 lovely ones that stir the senses with their beauty. The intent is: "Count the butterflies from one to ten. Learn their colors, then count again!"

Board book
ISBN: 978-1-57091-899-5

Ages: 0-3
Page count: 10
7 x 5 9/16