Butterfly Wings: A Hopeful Story about Climate Anxiety (Hardcover)

Butterfly Wings: A Hopeful Story about Climate Anxiety By Samuel Larochelle, Eve Patenaude (Illustrator), Arielle Aaronson (Translator) Cover Image
By Samuel Larochelle, Eve Patenaude (Illustrator), Arielle Aaronson (Translator)
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An honest exploration of climate anxiety, for kids 8+ and the adults who love them.

When ten-year-old Florent overhears his mothers discussing the possibility of having another baby--and expressing their reluctance due to fears about the planet--his mind races off into a spiral of fear and guilt. Is the planet suffering because there are too many children--children like him? Do his parents think they made a mistake by bringing him into the world?

One night, Florent dreams that the forests have all burned to the ground and that his parents are flying away on a spaceship, abandoning him on a ruined planet. When he wakes up, he decides to stop talking... until a discussion with his mothers changes everything.

At a time when climate change is negatively impacting kids' mental health, Butterfly Wings provides:

  • Anxiety relief: provides a safe space for kids to process their anxiety, fear, and other emotions about the climate
  • A social-emotional learning tool for parents and teachers to talk about climate change with kids through a gentle and hopeful lens

Through thoughtful words and gorgeous illustrations, this compassionate story confronts the very real challenge of climate anxiety in a way that is accessible to young readers. Butterfly Wings provides children with a way to understand their feelings, while also offering hope for a different future.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781778400827
ISBN-10: 1778400825
Publisher: Greystone Kids
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 104
Language: English