Butterfly Birthday completes a quartet of books--Snow Party, Mermaid Dance and By the Light of the Harvest Moon--that celebrates the many and miraculous wonders of the changing seasons. On the first day of spring, bugs--dressed in their finest attire--greet one another after the long, cold winter and hold a spectacular party to welcome the vernal equinox. Mark Jones' beautiful and bewitching pastel illustrations bring this magical world to life.
About the Author
Harriet Ziefert draws on a true story told to her by Santiago Cohen for the text of this Christmas tale. This is her first picture book collaboration with him, though they know each other from their many years in neighboring New Jersey towns.
Mark Jones is Assistant Keeper, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum. He is the author of "The Art of the Medal", "Medals of the Sun King", "The Dance of Death", and "Contemporary British Medals", and editor of "The Medal" and "Medailles".