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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
"[T]his beautiful book... invites 5- to 10-year-olds to enjoy the variety, complexity and sumptuousness of natural things" - The Wall Street Journal
"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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"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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son loves loves Dianna's books! Best investment I ever made for him!Published 23 days ago by heather alani
I have several books in this series. My 5yo loves the pictures. Intricate detail to the illustrations.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a beautifully illustrated book with a wealth of information. It is a perfect book to capture a child's curiosity and jump start learning.Published 2 months ago by Del Scruggs
I have a lifetime interest in butterflies as well as take photos of them. This book is well written for kids and has
well illustrated pictures of them, I specifically bought... Read more
Bought two copies and made a great garden story walk from them.Published 6 months ago by George Stossel
The illustrations are beautiful, the narrative very informative to anyone young or old.Published 6 months ago by gadwall
It was a bit expensive for the book I bought. Nice child read!Published 7 months ago by Marianne Baumgarten
‘A Butterfly Is Patient' written by Dianna Hutts Aston and beautifully illustrated by Sylvia Long is imaginatively done introduction to the world of butterflies made by two great... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Helpful Advice