An honest exploration of climate anxiety, for kids 8+ and the adults who love them.
When ten-year-old Florent overhears his mothers discussing the possibility of having another baby--and expressing their reluctance due to fears about the planet--his mind races off into a spiral of fear and guilt. Is the planet suffering because there are too many children--children like him? Do his parents think they made a mistake by bringing him into the world?
One night, Florent dreams that the forests have all burned to the ground and that his parents are flying away on a spaceship, abandoning him on a ruined planet. When he wakes up, he decides to stop talking... until a discussion with his mothers changes everything.
At a time when climate change is negatively impacting kids' mental health, Butterfly Wings provides:
Through thoughtful words and gorgeous illustrations, this compassionate story confronts the very real challenge of climate anxiety in a way that is accessible to young readers. Butterfly Wings provides children with a way to understand their feelings, while also offering hope for a different future.