Flutter By, Butterfly is a small sized board book with words and illustrations by Petr Horacek.
The children liked it's bright and simple crayon illustrations on bright backgrounds. As we turned each page they called out the name of the one animal drawn there: "Bee!" or "Beetle!" or "Lady bug!" and waited to hear the simple words, with repetition of sounds, that I asked them to repeat back to me;"Can you say Busy, buzzing bee?", "Flutterby, Butterfly?"
It is a short book which tied into our mini beast theme and is also good for a group of children which included 1 to 4 year olds.
It went really well after doing our butterfly craft and looking for things that fly in the garden and believe it or not we found 2 bees and 2 birds!
Now we just need to find a song about a butterfly. Do you know one?