Review of Claudia and Moth

Every week I write about the books that we read for my son. He is currently 4 years old and loves a good book! I am not a professional book and illustration reviewer or critic, but I can write about the book, what I think about it, and how our son reacted to it.

What the Book is About

Claudia and Moth” tells the story of Claudia and her love for butterflies. She loves them so much that she wanted to bring them home, but she can’t. She learns to paint them instead. This gives her inspiration and joy until winter comes and she could not see the butterflies anymore. As she gets a sweater on a cold day, she discovers moth and starts painting again.

Claudia chases Moth all over her room as the latter becomes fascinated with light. Moth manages to go outside when Claudia opens the window and it shimmered. So Claudia did what she does best–paint! She paints a really good depiction of moth.

Book Information

Title: Claudia & Moth
Author: Jennifer Hansen Rolli
Published by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House
Copyright 2017 by Jennifer Hansen Rolli

Check out the book trailer below:

About the Author & Illustrator

from the back flap jacket: Jennifer Hansen Rolli lives in Bucks County in Pennsylvania where there are many butterflies in the summer… and many moths in her closet in the winter. Rolli is the author/illustrator of Just One More. Visit her online at

Values or Lessons

Claudia and Moth helps kids explore their creativity while being attuned to nature. Claudia wanted to bring butterflies home but doing so might have harmed them. Instead, her dad gave her a painter’s box and tools so she can capture them and remember them. The book also teaches kids about colors and the seasons, particularly summer and winter.

It is great to nurture creativity among children at a young age. This book does that and might even get some young ones started in painting.


The illustrations are colorful, although the color scheme used by the author is subdued instead of bright. But she captures the colors from Claudia’s paintings very nicely.

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