Friday, June 15, 2012

A Butterfly is Patient

In this rush ridden world, with instant food, money, conversation, etc., patience hardly seems a virtue.  Don't you sometimes feel like you're running against the grain as you try to teach those little people the art of waiting?

Please, let me introduce you to this brilliantly beautiful book that weaves science with the art of patience.  And while I think that author Dianna Hutts Aston's years are a few millinia off, I also think that A Butterfly is Patient (c. 2011) is a book you'll want to check out, take a look at, and read together with your child.

And the added bonus is that Sylvia Long's watercolors are absolutely spellbinding!  Her images render the lifecycle of a butterfly as looking through a magnifying glass.  Take a look:

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