Virtual event: Author Dev Petty and Illustrator Ana Aranda, Moth & Butterfly: Ta Da!

Parnassus Books is happy to welcome Author Dev Petty and Nashville Illustrator Ana Aranda to celebrate their picture book, Moth & Butterfly: Ta Da!

Saturday, June 12, at 2:00 pm Central.

This will be a Facebook Live event from the Parnassus Books Facebook page.

After the live talk has ended, the video will be archived on the Parnassus Books Facebook page under Videos.

Pre-order gift

To pre-order signed and/or personalized copies of Moth & Butterfly: Ta Da! click the link below and add “signed copy” or “personalize to and your name” in the comments section. Each pre-order comes with a mini-painting by Ana Aranda.






About the Book

Metamorphosis brings astonishing and exciting changes to a pair of caterpillar friends, who take pride in being the same--and different.

Two caterpillar friends love what they have in common--lots of legs and a talent for chewing leaves into funny shapes. And when it's time to build cocoons, they hang theirs side by side. Happy metamorphosis, says an older, more knowledgeable butterfly. And it is a happy metamorphosis indeed--for when the two emerge from their cocoons, they can fly! But so much else has changed--as one is now a moth, who flies by night, and the other is a butterfly, who flies by day. How will things work now? Fortunately some things never change--like true friends figuring out a way to be together, and happily flying into the sunset and sunrise.

About Dev Petty

Dev Petty's picture books include The Bear Must Go OnI Don't Want to Be a FrogClaymatesI Don't Want to Go to SleepThere's Nothing to Do, and I Don't Want to Be Big. Prior to becoming an author, she worked as a texture painter for visual effects in film, contributing to such movies as the Matrix Trilogy. She lives in Albany, California, with her husband, two daughters, some dogs, and other critters.

About Ana Aranda

Ana Aranda also illustrated The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra (by Marc Tyler Nobleman). She was born and raised in Mexico City, and completed her undergraduate studies in illustration in France. She now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She has painted murals in the Mission District of San Francisco, for the Consulate General of Mexico, and for the prestigious de Young Museum. Her biggest inspirations are her childhood memories, the vibrant colors of Mexico, and music.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
Virtual event: Parnassus Books Facebook page
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Moth & Butterfly: Ta Da! Cover Image
By Dev Petty, Ana Aranda (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524740511
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - June 8th, 2021