By: Charlotte Lance
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Published: 2 Mar 2022
ISBN: 9780645069624


If a butterfly is just a moth in a fancy cardigan, then perhaps we should always expect more than what we see.

This is the story of Gary Grey Moth who desperately wants to be seen and Florence Butterfly who has had enough of being noticed. What would happen if they swapped cardigans and could be the bug they each always wanted to be?

A humorous, insightful story of identity and coming-of-age, told from the unlikely but utterly relatable perspectives of a moth and a butterfly.

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Gary is a grey moth who nobody sees. He just blends into the background at home and at school. What Gary really wants is to be colourful and bright!

Florence is a colourful butterfly who wants to stop standing out in a crowd and to just blend in.

When Florence throws off her colourful cardigan one day, and Gary finds it, does he dare to try it on?

This is a delightful story, told in equal parts by Gary and Florence, as they negotiate growing up and finding out who they really are, as they realise that what’s inside you is far more important than the colour of your cardigan. After all, as Florence says, a grey lollipop is not grey - it’s just a lollipop that can be any flavour that you want!

Perfect for all readers in middle primary and above. Readers will love Gary and Florence, and I’m sure that they will relate to their struggles as they work out who they really are.

Reviewed by Michelle