It’s September. Already there’s a bit of color in the trees. Soon the butterflies will leave and the cricket will sing its last song…
Before the butterflies de[art, I wanted to share two butterfly books with you.
The first is Butterflies Soar by Amber Hendricks, art by Gavin Scott.
Amber’s focus in this board book for little ones is on active verbs in her rhyming couplets – for example:
Stretch, stretch, curl.
Drying wings unfurl.
This beautifully illustrated board book uses beautiful lyrical language to teach young children about the life cycle of the butterfly.
For older readers, Maxwell Eaton’s The Truth About Butterflies is a hilarious, as well as informative, read. The author-illustrator uses a cartoon-style with speech bubble jokes to add funny, playful text. The book goes beyond the life cycle of the butterfly and discusses types of butterflies and their differences from moths, anatomy, defenses against predators, etc. The book ends with a science lesson on how to raise and release monarch butterflies. I have several friends who have done this.
A good book, a comfy chair,