Designed on and for the iPad, “Blue Skies and Butterflies” is an electronic ode to the country life. Inspired by the delight that enfolds when a butterfly decides to land on someone, butterfly imagery is used to open and close the piece. It wavers back and forth between playfulness and reverence, as nature often summons each frame of mind. With bright colors and vivid imagery, the book works well as an epub. Embedded sound clips transport the reader to an active farm or a quiet evening under the stars. Quotes are featured throughout, mainly words spoken by nature’s poster child: Henry David Thoreau. The book is short and sweet – here and gone, just like a butterfly.