Selling Points: "poetry, autumn, island life"
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
Pub Date: Mar/01/2013
Apples and Butterflies is a gentle, lyrical poem about a family's autumn vacation that shows Prince Edward Island in a light we don't often see—the "bright blue and orange light" of fall. Tamara Thiébaux-Heikalo's rich and wild illustrations build a narrative with the text, depicting the family beachcombing, flying kites and picking apples. Shauntay Grant's award-winning poetry makes readers long to go with her and conveys the wide-open space of the island.
Booklist - March 15, 2013
"A young girl narrator describes a family getaway to Prince Edward Island in this charmingly illustrated picture book with poetic touches...The lyrical text, with only a few lines per page, is simply constructed...The intricate, vibrant artwork incorporates playful and evocative elements, and the warm portrayal of a family appreciating nature's wonders and sharing in familiar activities like walking the beach or picking apples may inspire readers to dream or reminisce about their own vacations."
CCBC Best Books, commended