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A Butterfly Is Patient Hardcover – May 18, 2011
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"A lovely mix of science and wonder." - Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"Similar butterfly albums abound, but none show these most decorative members of the insect clan to better advantage" - Kirkus Reviews
"This lovely combination of elegant watercolors and lyrical text is both eye-catching and informative" - School Library Journal Starred Review
About the Author
Sylvia Long is the illustrator of many best-selling books for children, including Sylvia Long's Mother Goose and Hush Little Baby. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and their dogs.
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Top Customer Reviews
"A Butterfly is Patient" falls into this long lasting group. It's really lovely, with great illustrations, which is important when it comes to grabbing the attention of little-folk, and it has enough science, cleverly put, that it will be useful for the elementary years as well.
The book really covers all aspects of a butterfly's life: from egg to adult, as well as what the insects eco-niche is, and how it protects itself from predators....
The only shortfall I could find is that there wasn't a map to show off the huge migratory pattern of the Monarch. But other than that small flaw, it's awesome and worth considering for the home or school shelves.
I think it will surely stimulate an interest in science and learning for any child who reads it. I really could not be more thrilled to have discovered it. Wonderful gift for any child.
This is an excellent series.- Check out the rest!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is such a beautiful book. Each page has a sentence at the top written in cursive. Then the page is wonderfully illustrated with hand drawn then water colored, illustrations of... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Lovely Reader
Absolutely love this book. I had never heard of this author or illustrator before, but I am very happy to know there are other books done in a similar style. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Booksalelady
My four year old loves this book. We read it for the first time tonight and she actively listened and made comments about it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This beautiful book is illustrated beautifully and very informative matching butterflies to their cocoons.Published 2 months ago by Sandra L. Foster
What a beautiful book! Text and illustrations are so lovely. I bought this in ebook form, but I'm going to have to have a printed copy, as well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thank you for such a beautiful book and story. I highly recommend it to everyone. I enjoyed this book very much.Published 2 months ago by DJ
As a new kindle reader, I was unaware that color was not included. Without color it's a very informative book, but doesn't capture the imagination of young readers.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer