Written by Dianne Wolfer
Illustrated by Diana Platt
Published by Cengage Learning, 2003
Cengage Learning (Australia)
Sarah is very anxious about playing the violin in the forthcoming school concert. Her Gran tells her to imagine that the ‘butterflies’ in her stomach can give her energy to help her play better. Sarah isn’t convinced, but when she begins to play on stage, she imagines the butterflies flying from her violin strings and finds that Gran was right after all.
This story was inspired by my daughter, Sophie who learnt violin from an early age. When she was younger and played at Eisteddfods, it was me not her that got butterflies!