As I mentioned last week, I have been excited to work on the illustrations for children’s books with meaningful and fun stories. This week I would love to tell you about Lulu Noire in I’m a Different Butterfly, the first book in Sherri O.’s series, Lulu Noire’s Black Butterfly Tales.
Lulu Noire is a black butterfly, and she uses this difference from other butterflies to tell a story of self-acceptance. She runs into friends of all colors in her Kaleidoscope Garden throughout this series which leads to warmhearted adventures.
I especially love illustrating books with animals as the main character. I feel like it allows the readers to see themselves in a character more easily than if it were a person who may or may not look like them. With an animal character, the reader can see past the literal appearance and relate to the struggle, emotions, or thoughts of the character. This enables them to really see themselves or people they know. Accepting and celebrating the differences in ourselves and those in others is a lifelong lesson that can start with Lulu Noire and I’m a Different Butterfly .
Lulu Noire and her Kaleidoscope friends can be found on Amazon.