Monday, October 3, 2011
Keep channeling summer with Butterflies
Butterflies are an amazing species as they ride the wind and drift through the air. Their wings are often artwork in of themselves with bright colors and beautiful patterns. That's why I couldn't resist the latest picture book by award-winning science writer Seymour Simon, BUTTERFLIES.
This amazing book showcases Simon's latest full-color photographs and will delight and amaze readers with facts such as monarch butterflies travel 3,000 miles to their winter homes, butterflies that flew 100 million years ago look very much like those you see sipping nectar from flowers today, and although butterflies and moths are alike, one way to tell the difference is to look a their antennae.
This is a great addition to any library or home collection and there are lots of support materials for BUTTERFLIES. Educators and parents can download a free Teachers Guide with lots of supplementary information and activities, as well as a guide to starting your own butterfly garden. Kids can click here to download your own Butterfly Observation Log, and record your sightings like a real lepidopterologist (that’s a scientist who studies butterflies).
Too bad we all can't travel to our winter homes like the monarch butterfly, but with this beautiful book, at least we can imagine sitting in our backyards on a hot summer day watching the butterflies fly by.
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Collins (August 23, 2011)
Source of review copy: Publisher
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