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May 31st, 2011

Book Review: One Hundred Butterflies by Harold Feinstein

onehundredbutterfliesWere you ever blessed as a child to have beautiful, large, full-color coffee-table type books full of gorgeous nature photographs?  I wasn’t, but if I had One Hundred Butterflies would have been amongst my favorites.

Harold Feinstein is a professional photographer who has captured one hundred striking specimens in this photographic masterpiece.  Though the introductory author’s note and foreword claim that butterflies represent a masterpiece of evolution, I instead see within the pages of this book and the butterflies captured therein the wonders of God’s creative hand at work, and His great love of beauty and diversity.

Printed on heavy, glossy paper, each butterfly is photographed against a deep, black background.  Many butterflies are presented on a two-page spread – one page showing the top of the butterfly, the other page showing the underside.  Butterfly quotations are also sprinkled throughout the text.

This is such a beautiful, and inspirational book, not only for insect-lovers (which we tend to be around here), but also for general interest readers.  There is no doubt that this is a gorgeous book – certainly one that is not to be missed!



Jennifer. Follower of Yeshua. Wife of one man. Homeschooling mother of 5.