This is another project with NuiNui Publishing, with whom I have written several books. I’m always impressed with their willingness to accommodate the author’s design elements and to give care and attention to the layout as well as the contents. Most books require me to fill a specific number of pages, but NuiNui work the other way round, they use as many pages as the book requires, so there is no need to compress images or diagrams to fit on a page.
I’ve tried to present a wide range of butterfly-related subjects, including a caterpillar and a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, plus a butterfly card and the ground-breaking “Crowding Butterflies by Shuzo Fujimoto – not the easiest model to fold, but a classic and worth the effort.
The paper enclosed in the box is bright, thin and crisp. As is the current trend, they are brightly patterned on one side and a plain colour on the other. Maybe not realistic, but eye-catching and eminently suitable for butterflies;)
The English version is produced by Dover (unusually, without a different cover), the French & Italian by NuiNui books as usual.
130 pages, A4, ISBN 2889356574