A Place for Butterflies, revised edition

A Place for Butterflies, revised edition

by Melissa Stewart, Higgins Bond
     
 

Melissa Stewart shares with young readers the basic facts about butterflies, including how they transform from caterpillars to butterflies, where they live, what they eat, and how they benefit plants and animals. Sidebars throughout the book contain information about how human action has harmed butterflies in the past, and the many ways people can protect certain

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Melissa Stewart shares with young readers the basic facts about butterflies, including how they transform from caterpillars to butterflies, where they live, what they eat, and how they benefit plants and animals. Sidebars throughout the book contain information about how human action has harmed butterflies in the past, and the many ways people can protect certain butterfly populations, like by preserving forests and meadows and cutting down on pesticide use. Also included are pointers on how youngsters can help butterflies in their own neighborhood.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lorrie-Ann Melnick
Butterflies add beauty to this world, and many animals and plants depend on them for survival. Children will learn about the beauty and importance of butterflies in our world when reading this this Green Earth Book Award Winner. The book is both a source of information about and a call to action for protecting butterflies. Information is presented about the lifecycle of butterflies, what they need to survive, and how humans affect their survival in both positive and negative ways. The book gives specific information about how to help butterflies, such as starting a butterfly garden or writing an article about butterflies for a school newspaper. The detailed watercolor illustrations by Higgins Bond depict a variety of species in their native habitats. This book is appropriate for a wide range of ages because of the topic and how the information is presented. For younger children, the two-to-three-sentence text that runs across the top of each double- page spread provides essential information in a straightforward manner that will appeal to and be accessible to them. The more detailed information presented in the sidebars will extend the learning of more advanced readers. The detailed and realistic watercolor paintings will appeal to and educate readers of all ages. Reviewer: Lorrie-Ann Melnick; Ages 6 to 12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561457847
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Sales rank:
596,511
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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