When Mother Beetle and Little Beetle arrived in the garden, they noticed numerous caterpillars on the blueberry bush.
Little Beetle spent the summer playing with his soft fuzzy friends.
One day all the caterpillars disappeared.
His mother pointed up to the glistening cocoons dangling from the tp of the branches of the blueberry bush.
She explained the nature of carerpillars and Little Beetle liiked forward to all the fun he'd have when the butterflies came out of their cocoons.
What a disappointment.
They all flew away. Only one cocoon was left that Little Beetle named Farfalla (Italian for butterfly.)
He waited and waited patiently.
Would this turn out to be another disappointment?
Kristin Blackwood's giant beetles and a page full of yellow caterpillars squirming and crawling takes the reader into the middle of the action.
LIttle Beetle imagines being lifted into the sky on the backs of thousands of brillantly colored butterflies.
After experiencing a pregnancy loss, stillbirth or miscarriage, the narrative of Farfalla offer both comfort and hope for the future.
Parents now have a resource to have a conversation with children when tragedy occurs without rhyme or reason.
Farfalla befins like a fable on friendship, but becomes a story of expectation.