WOW!! Have I got a great book for you today.
Do you have a little one who loves to be outside? Someone who is fascinated by bugs, lizards, toads, birds,and yes butterflies! Keep reading!
A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston with illustrations by Sylvia Long is perfect for children longing for a basic introduction to the world of butterflies.
How clever to use words familiar to children – patient, creative, helpful, protective, thirsty, big, tiny, scaly, poisonous, spectacular to describe and define butterflies. And while some of these may seem to be “big” words, I love the way the author uses poisonous, for example, to explain how the colors of the monarch butterfly tell predators that they are bad-tasting because they eat poisonous plants as caterpillars.
The illustrations are beautiful – on some pages it seems as though you could pick the caterpillars up off the pages.
Have a look, I don’t think that you or your little one will be disappointed.