The little moth who wanted to be a butterfly


Children's Books

Sabine Dully

Knesebeck Verlag

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20.5 x 25.0 cm
32 pages
Colour illustrations, b/w illustrations


More than anything else, the little moth wants to be a butterfly and be accepted by the butterflies. And so she gives up tasty smelly socks in favour of scented roses, works on her flying style and even stays awake all day instead of fluttering around at night. And then one day, the whole charade comes to an end when she happens to land on a lavender plant. She faints and falls to the ground, where she meets a bat who would much rather be a bird and, just like her, is trying hard to be something he’s not in order to make his dream come true. The two realise how foolish that is, how beautiful the night is and how wonderful it is just to be yourself. Complete with smelly socks. An amusing picture book from duo Dully&Dax about identity and self-confidence.

Sabine Dully

Sabine Dully was born in the German Palatinate, studied communication design in Trier and lives with her husband in Cologne, where she illustrates children’s books, eats waffles and dreams up a wide range of worlds and characters for film and TV. After working as an art director for a design agency for many years, in 2017, she founded children’s book team “Dully&Dax“ with Eva Dax in order to focus on telling great stories with wacky characters. Eva Dax studied literature in Essen, while at the same time working as a freelance journalist for various print, TV and radio editorial offices. After graduating, she was an intern with radio station SWR and worked as a consultant and editor for radio and television. In Cologne, where she lives with her husband and two sons, she met Sabine Dully. With their amusing stories and one-of-a-kind characters, the duo “Dully&Dax“ bings a breath of fresh air to the market for children’s books.
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