Book Review + Giveaway: Kai the Dancing Butterfly

Title: Kai the Dancing Butterfly | Author: Crystal Z. Lee | Illustrator: Allie Su | Genre: Picture Book | Publisher: Balestier Press

Book Description: Kai and Ami are dancing butterflies from Taiwan! They have a performance coming up at the Winter Festival dance show in the southern part of the island. They are currently in northern Taiwan, so they need to hurry and start flying south. That’s far for a butterfly! Kai is worried about the long journey, and about the big show too. Can Kai step up to the challenge?

Kai the Dancing Butterfly celebrates Taiwan’s natural scenic wonders, amazing animal species, and incredible indigenous cultures. This children’s book is a marvelous read for all those who love Taiwan, or for those who’d like to learn more about Taiwanese culture. This elaborately illustrated picture book makes an ideal gift!

*Real locations in Taiwan make for an inspiring geography, history and cultural lesson

*Storyline sparks dialogue around empathy, kindness, courage, faith, perseverance, friendship, and the support between siblings

*Exquisite illustrations of Taiwan’s majestic animals and endangered species fosters learning around ecological conservation and habitat protection

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My Thoughts: When Kai learns that she must fly across the whole island of Taiwan to get to the Winter Festival, she plans a number of stops along the way allowing readers to learn about this fascinating country. From the tallest building, Taipei 101, to the Tashee Blooming Oasis and the Taroko Gorge Music Festival, there is a wide variety of sites to behold within the colorfully illustrated pages of the book. The wonderful map of Taiwan and interesting facts about the cities along her route make this book a fun way to teach children about the culture, traditions and people of Taiwan. The helpful glossary in the back of the book gives a summary of all of the places Kai visits in the story. Kai the Dancing Butterfly is a great guidebook and charming story for children as they explore the sites of Taiwan.

Meet the Author:


Crystal Z. Lee is a bilingual writer who grew up in Taiwan and California. She has called many places home, including Taipei, New York, Shanghai, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Crystal is also the author of the children’s book A Unicorn Named Rin, and the novel, Love and Other Moods. 

Connect with the Author:  Instagram ~ Goodreads

Meet the Illustrator: Allie Su was born and raised in Yunlin county, Taiwan. She attended Nanhua University in Chiayi City, majoring in Visual Arts. She is a professional illustrator, specializing in oil painting and ink painting. 

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