Butterflies symbolize metamorphosis, new beginnings, coming out of hibernation into re-birth. Stories abound of transformational tales; one such is called “Bliss” written and illustrated by multi-cultural author Dorreya Wood. I found it to be a sweetly simple and profound book that would appeal to chronological children and those of us who are kids in grown up suits. The theme that weaves through it is of interconnection regardless of appearance. The irridescently colored butterfly named Bliss, shares wisdom with cynical creatures such as birds, a squirrel, a lamb and snail and regales them with a poem at every turn.
” I am the wind, I am the breeze.
I am the flowers, I am the leaves.
I am the birds, I am the trees.
I am the stars, I am the seas.
I am all these.
Knowing who you are is truly precious, as is this brilliantly scribed and magnificently illustrated book. Dorreya describes it as ”A breathtaking story of transformation that reveals ‘we are never alone.’ ”
A portion of the proceeds are donated to children’s charities.