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Handle With Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey (Nonfiction - Grades Prek-4) (Junior Library Guild Selection) Library Binding – January 1, 2014


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Gr 1–4—Burns focuses first on the life of the life of the blue morpho butterfly at the El Bosque Nuevo butterfly farm in Costa Rica and concludes with its a final destination, the Museum of Science in Boston. Bold statements emphasize the details of the expedition through punchy phrases. "Sturdy and tightly sealed, these ingenious packages are ready to travel." Factual back matter further supports the story. Additional information appears in the section "Insects and Their Life Cycles," which discusses the process of metamorphosis. Crisp, full-page photographs capture each impressive stage of the butterfly's journey. Vocabulary is clearly defined within the text, and the glossary explains scientific terms used within the narrative. At the end, the author notes that she and the photographer visited the Costa Rican greenhouse to capture this amazing process. This fascinating topic, rarely featured for a young audience, offers an accessible, visual delight.—Meg Smith, Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville, NC

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This colorful book takes readers to a butterfly pupa farm in Costa Rica. Captured and taken to greenhouses, varieties of caterpillars eat, grow, and molt. When they grow larger, the caterpillars are transferred to screened cabinets and supplied with fresh leaves until they become pupae. Some are kept to develop into butterflies and later released into the nearby forest. Other pupae are sorted, wrapped, packed into special boxes, and sent to places such as Boston’s Museum of Science. Appended pages discuss the life cycles of insects and the varied names for the stages of insect development. Using proper terminology, Burns writes clearly about the butterfly’s life cycle. For libraries overstocked with books on monarch butterflies, the blue morpho butterfly is often used as an example here. Throughout the book, crisp, nicely composed photos offer excellent views of the butterflies, people, and places mentioned. This will particularly interest children who have visited exhibits of live, tropical butterflies in conservatories and museums. Grades 2-4. --Carolyn Phelan
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Product Details

  • Lexile Measure: 850L (What's this?)
  • Series: Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Millbrook Pr Trade (January 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761393420
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761393429
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 10 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I write books about science for young people. From an oceanographer who tracks plastic ducks through the world ocean to an entomologist who studied mason bees in his backyard to an astronomer who spent her life puzzling over ground drawings in the desert of Peru, the scientists I meet every day -- in person or through my research -- are fascinating and passionate people. I love sharing their stories through my books.

I live and work online at www.loreeburns.com; stop by for a visit sometime!

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This work will satisfy the needs of younger readers, and pique the needs of older readers.
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It makes a great deal of sense that there would be such a thing, I've just never thought about it before now.
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The photographs are amazing and the information imparted is done in a very engaging manner.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By WeeBeaks on January 4, 2014
Format: Library Binding
This book describes for kids the lifecycle of a butterfly while depicting a butterfly farm in Costa Rica.

The photographs in this book could honestly be framed and hung in a gallery. They are just incredible really. Any kid (or adult) with a love of nature would pour over this book again and again to see the photographs within. I can think of no other children's book recently with photographs nearly as nice as these.

The text? Well, it is just okay. There is not anything wrong with it, but it doesn't stand out to me either. And that is okay. It is factual and informative, but really is just backup to our star player the photography. This book is ideal for a kid who doesn't like reading I would think.

In addition to photography, there is a simple lifecycle of the butterfly diagram, a map and glossary, further reading recommendations and website. This is a gem for early elementary kids for sure. I give it 4 stars overall, 3 stars for the content of the text and 5+++++ stars for the photography in this one.

I received an electronic copy of this book via Netgalley for an honest review.
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It’s a very unusual, “mysterious package” that arrived in Boston from Miriposario del Bosque. What was a silver package from Central America doing in a museum? When a museum worker opened the package, anyone who didn’t know what butterfly pupae were would be mesmerized. The long journey began “2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) away, in the country of Costa Rica.” A blue morpho butterfly carefully laid her eggs on a pea plant. Not just any plant would do, it had to be a very particular one. Eventually each egg would “hatch a single tiny blue morpho caterpillar.” The morpho’s surroundings were very unusual. Instead of laying her eggs in the wild, she was moved “from the nearby forest so that she could lay her eggs inside the greenhouse’s tall, screened walls.”

It was there that the long journey to a Boston began. El Bosque Nuevo was a farm that grows butterfly pupae that they eventually sold “to museums so that people around the world” could learn about them. A most unusual farm indeed, but with the money they earn they would “protect the forest around their farm.” The larvae would chomp, chomp, chomp, eating day in and day out as they began their metamorphosis. The farmers worked hard to help them as they began their journey. The adult butterflies were provided “plate of crushed bananas and cups of sugar water.” Ah, but how and why did those pupae get in that box?

The workers scurried around, checking the plants. Watch out! There’s a grasshopper that would like to “eat the greenhouse plants.” That would never do. The workers would also have to make sure there were no critters that wanted to eat the larvae as well. The caterpillars continue to “eat and grow and molt, eat and grow and molt.” El Bosque Nuevo was a very busy farm with a lot to do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie on March 4, 2014
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"...Have you ever heard of a butterfly farm? How do you raise a butterfly?"
This book, aimed at children in middle grades, answers those questions.With beautiful, up-close photography Handle With Care shows the journey of a caterpillar to a butterfly from El Bosque Nuevo Farm in Costa Rica to The Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts. This unique farm shows the process of raising butterflies and has stunning pictures of their life cycle before they are shipped around the world for other people to enjoy. The three pictures near the end of a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis make it seem like you are watching it happen in person.

The end of the book contains a lot of good information for lesson planning or more curious learners with vocabulary words and more information on life cycles.

This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Heidi Grange on November 23, 2014
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There are many different kinds of farms out there, but this is the first time I've heard of butterfly farms. It makes a great deal of sense that there would be such a thing, I've just never thought about it before now. This book beautifully describes what happens on a Costa Rican butterfly farm, how the butterflies are raised and transported to places around the world. The photographs do a wonderful job of illustrating what the author is describing. The extra information at the end is very useful, explaining the insect life cycle in terms of butterflies, beetles, and flies. The reference lists and glossary also make this a great resource as well as the link to further resources from the publisher. A wonderful book that would be very useful in teaching children about the life cycle of butterflies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on April 13, 2014
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This book, while a departure from Burns' traditional materials for older grades, offers the amazing photography and in-depth analysis expected from a Burns / Harasimowicz work. Readers both young and old will be exposed to the story of the harvesting of butterflies for public exhibition. This work will satisfy the needs of younger readers, and pique the needs of older readers.

An excellent work!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on August 22, 2014
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Great photography sets this book apart. I talked with a volunteer at the butterfly gardens about the butterfly entrepreneurs sending out the trays of pupae -- they come in chilled, of all things. This book is accessible for children and any interested person.
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