In poetry that winds and wends like a creek through a farmer’s field, we journey through one lovely day in Buttercup’s life. Whether she is ruminating on the mud beneath her feet or the moon and the stars in the blue-black sky, she draws us deep into her rich and wonderful world.


"This is a delightful marriage of imagination and reality, of lyrical languorous text and gentle realistic illustration - a pleasure. "

- Deakin Newsletter

"A read-aloud gem. ..A clever, joyful, playful celebration of creative language, sound, rhyme, rhythm, and repetition. "

- Quill & Quire

"The small details in each illustration truly bring this book to life. ...A wonderful book to teach children how to play with language! Bravo sisters Beck!"

- Resource Links

"There's much. .. for small fry to roll around their tongues as beautiful black-and-white Buttercup meanders through her lovely day. "

- The Globe and Mail

"Buttercup provides the answers to life's eternal questions - she loves the simple things and shares this joy with readers. "

- Shawn Brommer

"Buttercup's overflowing optimism is uplifting and life-affirming. ..This picturebook is perfect for a lovely day or a lousy one - reminding us, like Buttercup, to sing thankful praises for life's simple pleasures. "

- Canadian Children's Book News

"The story's tone is peaceful and contented. "

- The Horn Book Guide

"Highly recommended. "

- CM Magazine

"Beck shows her mastery of lovely language as she shares with her readers Buttercup's discoveries and delights. "

- The Brandon Sun