Krista Betcher
Flutter, Bye
It’s a full-color book! It’s also a journal! This combination book/journal is for children to process their grief journey.
Someone you love is no longer with you. Flutter, bye to yesterday. Flutter, hello to your unique journey.
My own grief journey has been a metamorphosis. I’ve always loved butterflies and a butterfly grief book has been in the back of my mind. When I was in Washington, D.C., at an awards ceremony for I Know You’re Here, I walked by a little park. There, I saw steel sculptures of houses in amongst the flowers. My immediate thought was, “flutter, flutter, what’s through that door?” At that moment, Flutter, Bye was born.
illustrations on this page by Kari Vick, copyright © Krista Betcher
Flutter, Bye
written by Krista Betcher
illustrated by Kari Vick
Kevin Cannon, book design
Beaver's Pond Press, March 17, 2020
Book Trailer
Awards and Recognition
  • Moonbeam Awards Bronze, Activity Book 1 (Games, Arts & Crafts) 2020
  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Overall Design finalist (Gift, Specialty, Novelty) 2021
  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards Winner: Overall Design
  • Purple Dragonfly 1st Place (Letters, Journals, Diaries)
  • Purple Dragonfly Finalist (Spiritual/Religious)
Flutter, Bye book cover
Flutter, Bye interior page
Flutter, Bye Journal
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