Storytime at the Frist

Butterfly Park, by Elly MacKay

Friday, July 9
1:00 p.m. Auditorium and Facebook Live 
(English, Spanish, and ASL)   
2:00 p.m. Auditorium (English)
Space is limited; free

When a little girl moves to a new town, she finds a place called Butterfly Park. But when she opens the gate, there are no butterflies. Determined to lure the butterflies in, the girl inspires her entire town to help her. And with their combined efforts, soon the butterflies—and the girl—feel right at home. Elly MacKay’s luminous cut-paper illustrations and enchanting story encourage community, friendship, and wonderment in the beauty of everyday life.


Use crayons, markers, or pencils to complete these Mackintosh-inspired designs.

Click on the design below to download and print four coloring pages!

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