Julia Donaldson has just been announced as the new children's laurate so I chose one of her books this week.
My daughter loves loves loves this book.
It is about a monkey who lost her mum. When the butterfly sees it crying in the forest, she tries to help.
“I’ve lost my mum!”
“Hush, little monkey, don’t you cry,
I’ll help you find her,” said Butterfly.
Yet the butterfly doesn't know what her mum looks like. They wander around in the forest, looking for the mummy. The monkey describes her mummy but the butterfly keeps leading her to the wrong animal.
Butterfly, butterfly, can't you see? None of these creatures looks like me!
It is clever, funny and great to read aloud with a great rhyming style throughout. The illustrations of Axel Scheffler enhance the story very well. My daughter knows this book by heart and never gets tired of listening to it.
(We also have the audio version with Imelda Staunton.)
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