There are some books where everything comes together in a gorgeous package that you just want to hold and touch and look at before you’ve even turned the first page. A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies and other such collective nouns by New Zealand artist Kate Hursthouse is definitively, one stunning book.
Nixon, our 4-year-old is obsessed with Kate’s first, beautiful book. This is no one-time read guys. We sit on the couch and pour over each page, counting creatures and soaking up the riot of colour and fun that is each of the 25 animal groupings.
And then we go back and read it again lol.
A simple literary concept has resulted in a delightful marriage of art and language. Discovering the collective nouns for animals and insects is as enjoyable for me the adult reader as it is for Nixon. A tangle of octopuses! A conspiracy of lemurs?! It’s all freaking gorgeous and a fun read.
Beautifully bound and presented, A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies is a book to keep, pass on and enjoy again and again.
A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies and other such collective nouns by Kate Hursthouse, RRP $30 Available online from Kate’s website here.