“Desiree’s Night Flight” inspires a child to recognize and listen to their inner spiritual wisdom. When Desiree, a butterfly, wants to fly and dance at night, Mother and Father tell her, “Only bats, owls, and moths fly at night.” Desiree chooses her “Hero’s Journey” and discovers her own path. She listens to her still small voice within to get free. At the 4- 8-year level, children will enjoy her great adventure, meet her new-found night dwelling friends—the moths—and learn what to do in a difficult situation—trust their inner voice.
The interactive and information back-matter pages at the end of the book provides additional teaching opportunities to engage the child. These back pages shows butterfly metamorphosis and how to draw a butterfly on a flower. Details on which plants belong in a butterfly garden are included. There’s also is a coloring page for the child to color their own butterfly.
This book is a wonderful learning aid for empowering children to move past doubt and learn to build trust in their own hopes and dreams. It strengthens a child’s interest in exploring new approaches and interests that life can provide.