ends up spending the morning with the butterflies but then realizes he
has to return to his family. The butterflies ask him to stay, and
he's tempted, but he insists and they gather about him to turn him back
into a boy.
the manuscript, I thought the real visual challenge of the book was
going to be painting twenty pages of monarch butterflies (orange and
black shapes) and still keeping it from getting boring. This one
is a good example of what I was trying to do to avoid that. The
monarchs in this picture are predominantly yellow and brown, but because
the entire image is shifted towards yellow, the butterfly still feels
orange and black, even though he isn't.