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Butterflies Are Pretty ... Gross!

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This book is going to make an excellent nonfiction read-aloud! With whimsical illustrations, this butterfly fact book is funny and interesting. I appreciated the "About the Butterflies in This Book" backmatter.
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Who doesn’t love watching a beautiful butterfly fluttering on a warm summer breeze. They truly are beautiful; but have you ever wondered about the shadier side of a butterfly. In Butterflies are Pretty...Gross! Rosemary Mosco and Jacob Souva share interesting facts about butterflies: the good, the bad and the downright disgusting!

Non-fiction story books are a huge hit with our readers! They love learning new and interesting facts in fun and unique ways. In this story, we get a butterfly as a narrator and a storyline with a similar vibe to There’s a Monster at the End of this Book. The butterfly keeps warning the reader about how things are going to get weird. It’s a fun book to use to share all kinds of information about butterflies.
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This book is utterly charming and amusing. It has a sneaky feel, with readers peeking inside to learn all of the gross things about butterflies. We all know they're pretty, but they can be disgusting as well. This is a great picture book with lots of non-fiction knowledge. I highly recommend grabbing this book! It's fun, sweet and simple to read. Plus, you'll learn something.

Four out of five stars.

Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
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I received an arc of this title from NetGalley for an honest review. This book is perfect for those kids (all of them) who like gross facts about animals. Who knew that butterflies ate poop and tears, the horror. I have a nephew that is going to love this.
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There is so much here for a child to learn about buttlerflies -- and in such a fun way that I even enjoyed it myself!
With beautiful illustrations, and easy text for all levels of readers, kids will love this nonfiction book.
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This was such a fun little read, and it was quite informative as well. 
I didn't know any of the fun facts about butterflies that are illustrated, quite beautifully, in this book. 
I let my butterfly obsessed toddler look at this with me, and I think he appreciated it as much as I did. 

Alongside beautiful illustrations, the wording was entertaining and easy to follow for children. It flowed smoothly and wrapped up with a brief list and description of the types of butterflies mentioned throughout the book. 

I would absolutely purchase this for my son's personal library, and I will look out for more works by this author. 
Wonderful little book.
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I enjoyed learning about the unsavoury aspects of butterflies and I'm sure kids would too! Now I look at them in a whole  new light.
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I requested and received this book from Rosemary Mosco and Penguin Random House Canada through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

This was a fun book about butterflies.  This book included some fun facts about butterflies e.g. they taste with their feet.  I think kids will enjoy learning these fun and possibly gross facts about the most beautiful insects.
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Butterflies taste with their feet! Who knew?! 

I love the blend of fun and facts in the text and illustrations of this book. 

I’m putting this title on my gift list for children and will later recommend it to a Facebook group dedicated to insects that I belong to when it’s published. I think many of the other members and the little kids in their lives would enjoy it, too.
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