Good Night Sweet Butterflies: A Color Dreamland

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Good Night, Sweet Butterflies is the perfect way to get young ones to go to sleep. The nine glittery plastic butterflies in this sweet bedtime storybook correspond to the predominant color on each spread, reinforcing color identification skills in a soothing way.

This is the ultimate novelty bedtime book -- one that little sleepyheads will clamor for each night. The best-selling format can't be beat, and the beautiful glittery butterflies and ...

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Overview

Good Night, Sweet Butterflies is the perfect way to get young ones to go to sleep. The nine glittery plastic butterflies in this sweet bedtime storybook correspond to the predominant color on each spread, reinforcing color identification skills in a soothing way.

This is the ultimate novelty bedtime book -- one that little sleepyheads will clamor for each night. The best-selling format can't be beat, and the beautiful glittery butterflies and die-cut fun on every page add to the bedtime extravaganza!

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From the creator of the smash-hit Ten Little Ladybugs comes this bedtime charmer featuring a flock of glittering, happy-faced butterflies looking for some sleep.

On lush spreads that burst with bright colors and cheerful critters, nine butterflies are looking for a place to bed down for the night. As they travel among "yellow daisies waving to the yellow setting sun, / in swaying green reeds where green frogs are having fun" and many other scenes filled with dreamily dozing animals, each magical butterfly disappears with the turn of a page. After the last little wanderer rests "with white sheep gazing at the white moon way up high," a starry night sky expands soothingly overhead until the sun comes up and the world wakes again to enjoy "another colorful springtime day!"

Using the Ladybugs format that showcases all nine raised butterflies in its die-cut cover, Good Night, Sweet Butterflies is a sweet story and easy counting/color lesson rolled into one. Little readers will be in awe over the brilliant, color-themed pages that spotlight different animals and flowers of a particular color, and they'll be eager to count the butterflies that appear on each spread. A perfect addition to storytimes or quiet times, this cutie is sure to plant smiles all around. Matt Warner

Publishers Weekly
A bounty of titles presents basic concepts and appeals to youngsters' common interests. Shaped like butterflies, nine sparkly counting pieces peek through die-cut holes on the cover of the paper-over-board book Good Night, Sweet Butterflies by Dawn Bentley, illus. by Heather Cahoon. Each spread highlights a different color as the butterflies search for a place to sleep (e.g., they alight on "yellow daisies waving to the yellow setting sun"), and one less appears with each turn of a page.
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The vivid blue, green, red and yellow cover of this book is riddled with nine butterfly-shaped holes through which may be seen nine colorful, glittering butterfly tablets, each one slightly deeper than the next so that even though they appear consecutively as the pages are turned, from the cover they all seem to be the same size. The text is a poem about little butterflies looking for a place to go to sleep. Each page is illustrated in a different shade of the same color as its glued-on butterfly tablet. The pictures are pretty with frogs and lily-pods, a trickling blue stream under a fading blue sky, an orange fox dreaming in a grove of orange blossoms, and so on until the last page picturing all the colorful butterflies sleeping on flowers under a nighttime sky. 2003, Little Simon,
— Eleanor Heldrich
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689856846
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    Good Night, Sweet Butterflies

    ISBN 0689856849 ¿ Whether or not you enjoy this book will probably depend on what it is you expect from it. It is easy to become confused by the cover statement 'From the creator of Ten Little Ladybugs' (ISBN 1581170912). The creator/author of that book is Melanie Gerth, and she is also the creator of Good Night, Sweet Butterflies - but she is not the author here. The text in this case is by Dawn Bentley, illustrations by Heather Cahoon. That information, intentionally or not, is hidden away on the back cover in small letters. Ladybugs fans might find themselves disappointed. Nine glittery plastic butterflies head off to find a place to sleep. One by one, they choose a place, until there are none left. It is time to sleep until another day arrives. While technically a Board Book, the pages here are much thinner than the usual board book binding. That and the small, not too hard to remove butterflies (a potential choking hazard) make the book unsuitable for children under 3. There are cut-outs on the cover for all nine butterflies and each succeeding page has one less cut-out, which is a nice way to learn to count down from 9. The places the butterflies choose to sleep are color-based (the blue butterfly chooses a blue stream, the red on red roses, etc), so colors are introduced as well. The negative comes in two parts, both in the writing. The text is in rhyme, but the rhyming pattern is clunky, with long lines and no evident cadence to it. In addition, some lines are tongue twisters ('with a pink piglet and three playful pink possums'), which only makes reading the rhyme more difficult. If your child is likely to spend a lot of time on the counting, you'll take so long between pages that the rhyme issues won't matter anyway, but it's an annoyance that what is essentially a poem doesn't flow the way you expect it to. Really a nice book and a super cute idea, Butterflies is just missing something in the text. - AnnaLovesBooks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2009

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    Wonderful book

    My one-year-old daughter loves this book.

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  • Posted October 24, 2008

    Great book

    My son and I love this book. We read it every night at bedtime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2008

    Awesome book!!!

    My son got this book for his first Christmas and he will be 5 this year and we still read it. The book has been read so much that its almost falling apart!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    Truly a color dream-land!

    We bought this book for our oldest daughter when she was an infant. She is now five and we still read it to her often, it is GREAT for bedtime routines. She even loves reading it to her little sister!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2007

    very sweet

    my 17 month old daughter loves this book. we bought it when she was 9 months old and she has loved it ever since. that makes me very happy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2006

    love the color

    My 14 month old Loves this book and all the butterflies. The bright Colors are awsome!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2005

    A sweet bedtime book

    My almost-15-month old brings this book to me at both nap time and bed time to read to her. It has become a sweet tradition to read this to her and her 2.5-year-old sister. We all love the rhymes and the colorful illustrations. What a great birthday gift this was and definitely one I'll be giving to others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2003

    Best Children's Book In A Long Time

    My Kids Love This Book And so do The kids that I Gave It too As A gift. The Clolors and the pages just stand Out. The Story is So sweet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2003

    Very bright & Sparkly

    My daughters just love this book. (3 & 17 months) The younger one likes to touch the sparkly butterflies, they have a nice texture to them. The pictures in the book are fantastic, very bright and lively. The story is cute and teaches colors. The kids at daycare enjoyed the books so much that the girls bought a copy to give to their 'teachers' at school. This and Eight Silly Monkeys are now one of the favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2003

    Great to inspire and teach kids (under 7)

    Ever since I read j.singh's The Butterfly to my kids they've been obsessed with caterpillars and butterflies and just about the entire insect kingdom. So, undoubtedly, I've been cajoled into buying pretty much every butterfly book on the market (i plan to bill Singh!). Now having read all these books I consider myself a sorta self-proclaimed authority whose mission is to save parents time and money. And so here are the winners according to me and my two wonderful children. The gold medal goes to GOOD NIGHT SWEET BUTTERFLIES (for the illustrations color and content); the silver medal to FROM BUTTERFLY TO CATERPILLAR (for content and pictures); and the bronze to WAITING FOR WINGS (for content). There are plenty of others but these are a good place to start. Hope I've been helpful.

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