|Buttercup's Lovely Day
Written by Carolyn Beck & Illustrated by Andrea Beck
Wend your way through Buttercup's lovely day.
I love this day,
the grass at my knees,
the buzz of the bees,
the fluzz of the flies,
switching my tail
and making pies.
It is so, so fine
to be bovine
to be a cow
In poetry that lyrically winds like a creek through a farmer's field, we journey through one lovely day in Buttercup's life. Whether she is ruminating on the mud beneath her feet or the moon and the stars in the blue-black sky, she draws us deep into her rich and wonderful world.
Quill & Quire
"A read-aloud gem...A clever, joyful, playful celebration of creative language, sound, rhyme, rhythm, and repetition."
"The small details in each illustration truly bring this book to life....A wonderful book to teach children how to play with language! Bravo sisters Beck!"
"This is a delightful marriage of imagination and reality, of lyrical languorous text and gentle realistic illustration - a pleasure."
School Library Journal
"Buttercup provides the answers to life's eternal questions - she loves the simple things and shares this joy with readers."
Canadian Children's Book News
"Buttercup's overflowing optimism is uplifting and life-affirming...This picturebook is perfect for a lovely day or a lousy one - reminding us, like Buttercup, to sing thankful praises for life's simple pleasures."
The Horn Book Guide
"The story's tone is peaceful and contented."
The Globe and Mail
"There's much... for small fry to roll around their tongues as beautiful black-and-white Buttercup meanders through her lovely day."
The Brandon Sun
"Beck shows her mastery of lovely language as she shares with her readers Buttercup's discoveries and delights."