In poetry that winds and wends like a creek through a farmer's field, we journey through one lovely day in Buttercup's life. Whether she is ruminating on the mud beneath her feet or the moon and the stars in the blue-black sky, she draws us deep into her rich and wonderful world.
"This is a delightful marriage of imagination and reality, of lyrical languorous text and gentle realistic illustration - a pleasure."
"A read-aloud gem...A clever, joyful, playful celebration of creative language, sound, rhyme, rhythm, and repetition."
"There's much... for small fry to roll around their tongues as beautiful black-and-white Buttercup meanders through her lovely day."
"Beck shows her mastery of lovely language as she shares with her readers Buttercup's discoveries and delights."
"Buttercup provides the answers to life's eternal questions - she loves the simple things and shares this joy with readers."
"Buttercup's overflowing optimism is uplifting and life-affirming...This picturebook is perfect for a lovely day or a lousy one - reminding us, like Buttercup, to sing thankful praises for life's simple pleasures."
"The story's tone is peaceful and contented."
"The small details in each illustration truly bring this book to life....A wonderful book to teach children how to play with language! Bravo sisters Beck!"