"Clothes do not maketh the Man, the Woman, the Moth or the Butterfly".
From Melbourne-based author Charlotte Lance and internationally renowned artist David Booth (also known as Ghostpatrol), comes this humorous, insightful coming-of-age junior fiction novel.
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 each be the bug they always wanted to be?
This fast-paced and perceptive story is about expectations and identity, told from the unlikely but utterly relatable perspectives of a moth and a butterfly.
"School drama and insect details are wittily proffered (cardigans are put on “over one, two, three then four arms”) in a lightly wrought be-yourself story about how “Clothes do not maketh the Man, the Woman, the Moth or the Butterfly.” Ages 7–12. "
"A unique and charming story about individuality and expressing yourself...Charlotte Lance has cleverly created an engaging and emotive novel with endearing characters. A cheerful and refreshing story with insightful perspectives shared by a moth and butterfly. The easy to follow story structure, along with delightful tricoloured illustrations by David Booth will make this story a popular choice!".
"Clever, touching, and totally relatable, Moth in a Fancy Cardigan is a delightful story perfect for junior fiction readers."
CBCA Reading Time
"A sweet funny tale."
"Coming to us from stylish Melbourne publisher Berbay Books, this junior novel by Charlotte Lance is thoughtful and unusual...The illustrations by David Booth are gorgeous, and I love the neat zine-like design details with hand-drawn headings. A book about finding the right fit and finding friendship for ages 8+.
"A cute and quirky story about self-expression and the courage to be seen."
Books and Publishing
Perspective is everything in this illustrated chapter book, which revolves around two insects who couldn't be more different....Booth's grayscale doodles, accented with yellow, are the perfect complement for this quirky celebration of self-expression".