Thursday, June 11, 2015

Book Review: Flutterby Field by Naqeeya A. R.

I picked this book up not sure of how my son would do with it. He has a weird thing where he only
wants things that "boys" like but then other times he is all about cute pretty things. So it was a toss up if he would do well with a book like this.

Flutterby Field tells the tale of a grandfather who takes his granddaughter to a secret field that is full of butterflies. They spend many days there. Soon the granddaughter grows older and spends less time with her grandfather. Eventually her grandfather becomes too old to go to flutterby field by himself so she comes to visit him to take him there one last time.

Ok so let me first say this was pretty emotional for me. Maybe it is because my mother-in-law passed away last week that it him me hard. I just thought it was heart achingly sweet how the granddaughter visits him after all these years and takes him back out to the field that was so special to them. Ugh! Can we say hiding my tears?

The illustrations were really nice in this. One thing though is that I acutally forgot what butterflies are called. The whole flutterbies thing totally made it hard for me to grasp the word. I had to laugh at myself for that one.

My son did pretty well with this one though I don't think it meant as much to him as it did to me. I think this translate much better for parents or grandparents than it does for the children. But that is not a bad thing.

This was about a 4 out of 5 for my son but for me it was a 5 out of 5. I'm going to stick with the 5 out of 5

*I received a free copy of this ebook from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion
**This book was read with my special needs son who is severely learning disabled. The review reflects not only my opinion but his as well

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