A Box of Butterflies


Product Details

$16.99  $15.80
Magination Press
Publish Date
8.3 X 10.2 X 0.3 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Jo Rooks, author-illustrator of A Box of Butterflies and Hector's Favorite Place, is an illustrator, author, and graphic designer living in leafy South West London with her husband and two children. Jo studied at Bath School of Art and Design and pursued a career in graphic design. Visit her at www.jorooks.co.uk and Follow her on Facebook: @JoHooksIllustration, Twitter: @JoHooksArt, and Instagram: @JoHooksIllustration.


A 2019 Teacher's Choice Award Winner for Children's Books

"Thoughtful, charming, entertaining, unique, and thoroughly 'kid friendly'" --Midwest Book Review

"A really beautiful little book that balances language packed with imagery and detail alongside relatable examples that make this exploration of emotion accessible to all. We really enjoyed the similes and the way the emotion words were written in different fonts. The illustrations worked really well with the text to showcase clearly what each emotion looked and felt like." --Father Reading Every Day

"This is a really great book that teaches children about emotions and feelings. I think children's books that teach this is so important, so children understand why they're feeling the way they do. One of my favorite parts is that she says that the bad feelings won't last. That it's fleeting. This book goes through emotions like love, jealousy, anger, and worry. A Box of Butterflies has amazing artwork, beautiful colors, and an absolutely amazing message." --Jenn Renee Read & Ash Too!

"I love the simple but powerful message of this book. It is easily understood by children who can relate to those feelings. The illustrations greatly enrich the story. Both Ruby and Robot are such adorable characters and the dialogue between the two is both heartwarming and educational. The author has included a note to parents and caregivers about emotional skills and the book easily opens up avenues for wonderful conversations about recognizing and discussing those emotions. I highly recommend this book." --Storywraps

"We found the illustrations extremely bright, adorable, colorful, and eye-catching. This is just a lovely book that would be perfect for schools, homes, and libraries. People of all ages can benefit from reading this book. I would've especially loved this book when I was a kid, just like my young ones love it today, and I'm happy to have read it." --ReadRantRock&Roll

"I can't exactly be impartial when it comes to a book about a robot learning to understand humans' emotions, because obviously that is PERFECT for me. I couldn't love the premise more. All the same, this book makes a strong case for itself even without my enthusiastic endorsement." --Mia Learning