The Lamb and the Butterflyby Arnold Sundgaard, Eric Carle
A heartwarming story follows the friendship of a little lamb and a butterfly, who, by helping each other, learn about accepting the differences of others and appreciating the importance of freedom and independence. Reprint. K. AB.
Praise for THE LAMB AND THE BUTTERFLY
"Preschoolers will respond to the story's rhythmic text, and Carle's signature bold, textured collages featuring a beautiful, multi-colored butterfly and a curly-coated lamb. The underlying message that different animals (and by extension, people) have different requirements is subtle but will be perceived by listeners. A good starting point for wide-ranging discussions." -- BOOKLIST
"Sundgaard's poetic text sings along at a brisk pace, as these two unlikely friends enjoy an afternoon's interlude. Carle, with the same use of strong color that won him recognition in THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and subsequent works, has created bright acrylic and paper collage illustrations that intensify the movement of the story." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Sundgaard's text reads smoothly, but the book is chiefly distinguished by Carle's brilliantly colored collages, composed of beautifully painted textures. . . . Just right to share with a group." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS
- Scholastic, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 8.07(w) x 10.83(h) x 0.14(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Arnold Sundgaard was a playwright, librettist, and author who won many awards and prizes for his writings. He also made use of his lyrical talents by writing children's books, including THE BEAR WHO LOVED PUCCINI, illustrated by Dominic Catalano.
Eric Carle is known around the world for his many highly original and beautiful picture books, including THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and ERIC CARLE'S TREASURY OF CLASSIC STORIES FOR CHILDREN. For more information, please go to www.eric-carle.com.
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One of my students brought in this book today because we are studying butterflies. I read it to the class. It was a delightful story as well as reinforcing facts we are currently learning.The story is lovely and the children loved it and the illustrations by Eric Carle.They were even able to relate the illustrations to the Very Hungry Caterpillar.