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The Lamb and the Butterfly

The Lamb and the Butterfly

by Arnold Sundgaard Illustrated by Eric Carle

Eric Carle and Arnold Sundgaard's classic tale is now available in a redesigned edition.

One day, a Lamb and a Butterfly meet in a meadow. The Lamb, cautious and dependent upon her mother, is curious about the Butterfly's independent way of life. Meanwhile, the free-spirited Butterfly doesn't understand the sense of security that the Lamb needs from her mother.

When an unexpected storm injures the Butterfly, the Lamb and her mother care for her, nursing her back to health. Once she's better, the Butterfly must resume her journey, flying away from the meadow. As the Lamb and the Butterfly try to understand each other's perspective, we learn an important lesson about recognizing and respecting differences between ourselves and others.

3, 4, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - K
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About the Author and Illustrator

Arnold Sundgaard A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Yale Drama School, Arnold Sundgaard was best known as a Broadway playwright and librettist, having a hand in the writing of six Broadway plays; he also was known as a writer of children's books and a short story writer as well as a college professor specializing in drama and theatrics.
Contributor Image Alt Tag Eric Carle Beloved children's book illustrator Eric Carle started drawing when he was a little boy and will never stop.

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