The Book of Butterfly Records

The Book of Butterfly Records

Katja Bargum & Jenny Lucander

Original Title
Fjärilarnas rekordbok
Published
Förlaget, 2024
Genre
Non fiction
Pages
278 x 240 mm, 48 pp
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The Book of Butterfly Records

Katja Bargum & Jenny Lucander

Did you know that butterflies have superpowers? The first one you probably know already. They are beautiful! Humans have always thought so: over the entire world the butterfly symbolizes beauty and change. Butterflies are depicted on antique fabrics, in paintings, and as jewelry.

But butterflies have other powers as well. They can drink sweat, fly across half the globe, and hibernate in the snow. They can make themselves invisible to enemies, and scare the wits out of them. Butterfly caterpillars can pretend to be snakes, prickly hairballs, or bird poop. The most famous butterfly landed on football player Ronaldo’s forehead in the middle of a game, and was seen on TV by almost a billion people.

This is Katja Bargum’s and Jenny Lucander’s second funny, clever, and lavishly illustrated non-fiction book on insects. Katja Bargum is a biologist, science journalist and has, among other things, published the book The Ants’ Secret Lives. Award-winning illustrator Jenny Lucander’s other books at Koja Agency include We Are Lions! (text by Jens Mattson, winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2020) and Facts About Dads.

Press voices 

Today there are high requirements on the fact-based picture book. It needs to be able to produce objective and correct information, but it should also work as both a textual and visual medium. In that regard Bargum and Lucander outclasses everyone with their fact-based picture books. In The Book of Butterfly Records, as in its precursor, there are a lot of elaborated thinking, which makes it into an enlightening, funny and enjoyable read.” – Maria Lassén-Seger, Hufvudstadsbladet

I’m especially in love with Bargum and Lucanders teamwork, where text and images meet in a wonderful entirety. Bargum breaks down the complicated and fact based with details and comments that makes it easy to keep interest, while Lucander makes it a illustrative masterpiece.” – Lotta Green, Svenska Yle

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