Who is on the plum tree?
In celebration that I will be back at Wisley Gardens next weekend reading Bellamy The Butterfly, I have decided to dedicate this week on my blog to those wonderful little creatures that captivate the imaginations of poets and artists alike. All week, I will be posting snippets of inspiration about butterflies ~ from photography, to poetry, to alliteration and art. I hope you will enjoy this and join me here.
This is the butterfly originally created by the wonderful Marta Perine-Bacon and coloured by me!
The challenge of the Pa Dug & Rosie series was to tell factual stories about how everything in the garden serves a purpose ~ including bees, butterflies, and worms and to attempt to bring poetry to science by writing the stories all in rhyme . Children learn better through rhyme, rhythm and onomatopoeia. I have re-released Biddle The Bee and Bellamy the Butterfly and given them their own voices. Bellamy, I imagine, has a laid-back voice…lots of lovely words describe him…, flitter, float, flutter ~ I can’t imagine him being in a hurry, can you? I added quizzes to the books also, to help little learners to know what they they know!
It is a great pleasure to teach children about these wonderful garden creatures. Pollinators are so very important to all of us. I hope to put my passion for environmental issues into bringing magic to these stories for little ones and pass on some of that passion to them!
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