...from a BookLover

Sunday, 25 August 2013

The Butterfly Ball

...and the Grasshopper's Feast

Alluring colours and shapes!

This is a children's book that is all about rhyme. It tells the story of different insects and critters with curious names that gathers for a ball. They are all quite dressed up in their finest - and whether it is elegant, pretty or scary, they all have a role to play.

This might come across as a girl's book, but rest assured - there are quite a few of these mysterious creatures that are just as fitting for a little boy. The rhymes are witty and rolls off the tongue with ease. You might even say they are marching away of their own accord!

You want an invitation?
Here you go!
"The pleasure of your company is requested"


The teaser I am giving you today comes from the first page:

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"As night turns to dimness and draws back its curtain, 
Stars, those bright sequins, now all disappear,           
As dimness grows radiant, dawn makes it certain      
That butterfly weather, quite perfect, is here;"               
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Look at Mr. Grasshopper with his top hat and cane - dashing, indeed!

If you want to know the rest of the story - and how the party goes - run and get a copy for yourself. This book, written by Alan Aldridge and William Plomer, is a peculiar and most wonderful addition to your collection!


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18 comments:

  1. Vilken vacker smakebit, tack!:)

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    1. Elsker den gammeldagse bruken av ord og rim - det blir så pent :)

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  2. Gulligt. Tack för den smakbiten.

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    1. Gleden var helt på min side! Koste meg skikkelig med boken :)

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  3. Denne må vi sette på ønskelisten, tror jeg. Seksåringen er fascinert av småkryp. Takk for tipset!

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    1. Åja, da er denne perfekt! Jeg skal helt klart ta frem boken når jeg får barn i huset :)

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  4. Åh, dette virker som en fin bok!

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    1. Den er nydelig! Og slike flotte bilder også :)

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  5. Hørtes ut som en fin bok!:)
    Likte smakebiten, takk for den!:)
    Ha en fin fin dag!

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    1. Den er virkelig det :) Så utrolig fargerik og med disse nydelige diktene. Hyggelig at den falt i smak!
      I like måte, du! :)

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