Sunday, November 1, 2009

Review: One Hundred Butterflies By Harold Feinstein and Fred Gagnon

This is one beautiful book. I was very impressed at the quality of the book. It is has 128 pages of which 100 are the butterflies. My first impression when opening this book was amazing, as it displays the butterflies against a black background... it is breathtaking.

Each butterfly was photographed against a black background which brings its beauty out quite clear. You can see even the transparency of the wings in some of the butterflies. The book also has an index on page 127 that has the common and official names for each butterfly.

I also liked that every few pages, the author adds some words written about butterflies that tie in quiet nicely with the book. My favorite one was on page 107 by Hans Christian Adersen, from "The Butterfly"

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower for a companion."

This is a great coffee table book for those who love nature and photography.

Thanks to Hachette for the opportunity to review this book.