Butterflies for Kiri

Cathryn Falwell (Author)


A Japanese American girl grows creatively and, with perseverance, masters the art of making an origami butterfly. Includes instructions.

Kiri loves to make things. When she receives an origami set for her birthday, she can't wait to try making a butterfly, just like the one Auntie Lu had made. Kiri chooses a bright purple paper and carefully follows the steps, but the paper tears after just four folds. Her beautiful paper is ruined!

Disappointed but not discouraged, Kiri continues to practice making origami butterflies. Then one beautiful spring day in the park Kiri is inspired to make a picture of what she sees, and her creative and colorful solution turns out to be more rewarding than she could have imagined.

Butterflies for Kiri is a gentle testament to a child's determination and creativity, and like Kiri, children will be inspired to make their own origami butterflies. Easy-to-follow instructions are provided at the end of the story.

Product Details

Lee & Low Books
Publish Date
November 01, 2008
8.9 X 9.3 X 0.2 inches | 0.0 pounds
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About the Author

(Bio from RAINBOW STEW) CATHRYN FALWELL has written and illustrated more than twenty award-winning picture books. Falwell lives alongside a small pond and grows a rainbow of yummy vegetables in her garden. She and her husband live in Gorham, Maine. They have two grown sons. Cathryn Falwell has written and illustrated many award-winning books for children, among them Lee & Low's Rainbow Stew, David's Drawings, and Butterflies for Kiri, a Choices selection from the Cooperative Children's Book Center. Falwell lives in Gorham, Maine, with her family. To find out more about Cathryn Falwell, visit her website: cathrynfalwellbooks.com.