We are very excited to share this BEAUTIFUL soon-to-be-released picture book (May 5, 2015) with you today: “Butterfly Park” by Elly MacKay as part of a Blog Tour sponsored by the publisher, “Running Press”. To check out the rest of the tour, CLICK HERE. Be sure to scroll down for your chance to win a copy of this gorgeous book (sorry, US only). Plus, you have the chance to win a beautiful print from the author (US & Canada)
About the Book
Title: Butterfly Park | Author & Illustrator: Elly MacKay | Publication Date: May 5, 2015 | Publisher: Running Press Kids | Pages: 40 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8
Summary: ** Includes FREE poster on reverse side of book jacket. **
When a little girl moves to a new town, she finds a place called Butterfly Park. But when she opens the gate, there are no butterflies.
Determined to lure the butterflies in, the girl inspires her entire town to help her. And with their combined efforts, soon the butterflies—and the girl—feel right at home.
Elly MacKay’s luminous paper-cut illustrations and enchanting story encourage community, friendship, and wonderment in the beauty of everyday life.
Sneak Peek Inside
A Look Behind the Scenes at the Making of the Book
The Early Buzz About the Book
“Centered on the park’s elaborate art nouveau gateway, MacKay’s lyrical paper collage and diorama constructs feature layered details and out-of-focus backgrounds for a sense of depth. Brightly patterned butterflies, delicate flowers, and human figures pose like gracefully off-balance dancers. . . . Worthy of theme and equally pleasing to the eye and the spirit.” ~ Kirkus Reviews
“ The remarkable thing here are the illustrations which are clearly scenes created using cut-paper. It creates a real feel of community and atmosphere which I found soothing and beautiful. The theme of finding and creating beauty wherever you are also shines through loud and clear.” ~ Heidi @ Geo Librarian
About the Author: Elly MacKay
Artist Elly MacKay creates tiny worlds through cut paper, ink and light which she then photographs. Her work explores themes of nature, childhood and the imaginary. Elly’s work has been featured in international publications including O Magazine, Chatelaine, and Cosmopolitan. She grew up in a converted church in the countryside, by Georgian Bay. She now explores the same rivers, forests and beaches with her husband Simon and their two kids, Lily and Koen.
* Giveaway *
Prize: One winner will receive a print copy of Butterfly Park by Elly MacKay (US only)
Second Prize: One winner will receive a fine art print 11×14 on archival matte paper of flowers (US & Canada)
Contest ends: May 12, 11:59 pm, 2015
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the publisher and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.