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Monarch Butterflies: Explore the Life Journey of One of the Winged Wonders of the World



by
Ann Hobbie
illustrated by
Olga Baumert

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
31
Imprint
Storey Publishing
ISBN
9781635862898
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Monarch Butterflies is a richly illustrated, large-format book that celebrates North America’s most recognized butterfly and educates children and families about what they can do to help protect these beloved pollinators from the impacts of habitat loss and climate change.

Monarchs are a favorite and familiar North American butterfly, and their incredible annual migration has captured the popular imagination for generations. As populations of monarchs decline dramatically due to habitat loss and climate change, the general public’s interest in and enthusiasm for protecting these beloved pollinators has skyrocketed. Through accessible text and colorful, engaging illustrations, Monarch Butterflies presents rich, detailed information about the monarchs’ life cycle, anatomy, and the wonders of their signature migration, as well as how to raise monarchs at home and the cultural significance of monarchs in Day of the Dead celebrations. The book broaches how human behavior has harmed monarchs and offers substantive ways for kids to help make a positive difference. Solution-oriented ideas include converting lawns into native plant gardens, citizen science efforts such as tagging migrating monarchs and participating in population counts, and supporting organizations that work to conserve butterflies.Suggestions to help the monarch butterfly. “How to Rear a Monarch.” “Fun facts.” Glossary. Suggestions for further information. Index. Full-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

11" x 11"

Dewey

595.78

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Monarch butterflies. Butterfly life cycles. Metamorphosis. Insects. Milkweed. Butterfly migration. Science and nature. Animal behavior and characteristics. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 1-5–Nonfiction units are an important part of the elementary school curriculum, and butterflies are certainly in the top five perennial subjects. Hobbie’s title ticks off all the boxes. The text is beautifully illustrated and packed with fascinating facts. A wide variety of topics is detailed. For example, caterpillars have terrible eyesight, but butterflies have excellent vision. Readers will be amazed to learn, “The caterpillar will grow to 2,000 times its original size!” Close-up diagrams of the caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly introduce new words such as spiracles, hemolymph, and frass (caterpillar poop). Migration, lifespan, food, and predators are also explained. A final section discusses how children can help monarchs and grow their own, cautioning against ordering kits online. Colorful pictures of insects, wildlife, milkweed varieties, and other alluring blooms illuminate the text. A table of contents, an index, a glossary, labeled diagrams, maps, sidebars, and further resources are included. VERDICT This informative and striking butterfly book is a worthy addition to all collections.–Barbara Auerbach, Cairo P.L., NY

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 1-5–Nonfiction units are an important part of the elementary school curriculum, and butterflies are certainly in the top five perennial subjects. Hobbie’s title ticks off all the boxes. The text is beautifully illustrated and packed with fascinating facts. A wide variety of topics is detailed. For example, caterpillars have terrible eyesight, but butterflies have excellent vision. Readers will be amazed to learn, “The caterpillar will grow to 2,000 times its original size!” Close-up diagrams of the caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly introduce new words such as spiracles, hemolymph, and frass (caterpillar poop). Migration, lifespan, food, and predators are also explained. A final section discusses how children can help monarchs and grow their own, cautioning against ordering kits online. Colorful pictures of insects, wildlife, milkweed varieties, and other alluring blooms illuminate the text. A table of contents, an index, a glossary, labeled diagrams, maps, sidebars, and further resources are included. VERDICT This informative and striking butterfly book is a worthy addition to all collections.–Barbara Auerbach, Cairo P.L., NY

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