Airplanes in the Garden: Monarch Butterflies Take Flight [NOOK Book]

Overview

Airplanes in the Garden is an award-winning book that educates and entertains.

An imaginative young girl learns about the wonders of nature and the secrets of metamorphosis as she observes two special caterpillars--from the moment she discovers their eggs on the milkweed leaves until their emergence as beautiful monarch butterflies.

Edited by butterfly experts Dr. Robert ...
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Overview

Airplanes in the Garden is an award-winning book that educates and entertains.

An imaginative young girl learns about the wonders of nature and the secrets of metamorphosis as she observes two special caterpillars--from the moment she discovers their eggs on the milkweed leaves until their emergence as beautiful monarch butterflies.

Edited by butterfly experts Dr. Robert Michael Pyle and Dr. Karen Oberhauser, this Common Core-related book enables children to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly while they read the story. Included are several teaching aids; monarch migration maps, word games, a butterfly song and tips on growing a butterfly friendly garden. Ages 4 - 10

-----------------------AUTHOR BIO------------------------
Joan Z. Calder, author, horticulturist, and garden designer, managed the greenhouse at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also nurtured a butterfly garden. A passion for monarch butterflies led her to write this nonfiction children's picture book to educate and excite children about the wonders of nature. Calder travels the U.S. to educate the public about monarch migration and the importance of conserving pollinator habitat. The author, a native of Wisconsin, currently resides in Santa Barbara, California, with her husband John and many caterpillars.


Awards

Awards
Silver Medal Winner of the 2013 Global Ebook Awards
Learning® Magazine 2013 Teachers’ ChoiceSM for Children’s Books Award
Creative Child Magazine 2012 Award for Kids Storybooks
Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient

Back Cover Blurbs
“A vibrant, enriching tale that kids will love.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Thumbs up! A delightful story with splendid illustrations, sure to delight and intrigue all young monarch lovers.”
— Dr. Robert Michael Pyle, author of Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage

“… a story that will entertain while it educates children about the magic and mysterious world of monarch butterflies. Creating awareness and empathy at an early age is our best bet for the protection of these fragile wonders of nature.”
Nick de Pencier, Director, PBS’s NOVA: “The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies”

“Quiel’s beautifully designed illustrations are fresh, vibrant, playful, and eye-catching—perfect for capturing the imagination of children of all ages.”
— Nita Leland, author of Exploring Color and The New Creative Artist

"The magic of metamorphosis as seen through the eyes of a child. A captivating and colorful story for the whole family to share and enjoy."
— Judy Burris & Wayne Richards, authors of The Life Cycles of Butterflies & The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs

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Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Calder and Quiel present an engaging, educational and beautifully illustrated story about two monarch butterflies. The story follows a little girl named Bonnie as she watches monarch butterflies--which she playfully calls airplanes--in her family's garden. Her mother shows her a place where a butterfly has laid eggs. Bonnie watches the eggs until they hatch, then follows two caterpillars, whom she names Sergio and Stanley, as they grow and change into butterflies. The narrative elegantly teaches the process of metamorphosis from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. Bonnie shares her childlike joy and observations with her parents, promoting curiosity and family togetherness. The pages are packed with fanciful, whimsical watercolors of butterflies, caterpillars, flowers, children and garden life. The illustrations colorfully supplement and enhance the tale, which is a fitting read-aloud for parents and children. Simple enough for a confident young reader, the book would facilitate a fun science lesson for the first- or second-grade classroom. The clear writing explains complex ideas in kid-friendly ways, and the parent-child dialogue is believable. The ideas and writing are too advanced for preschoolers, but they'll love the pictures anyway. Calder is a horticulturist and garden designer who shares her knowledge well with young readers, who'll enjoy Quiel's award-winning artistic style. Backmatter includes information and maps about monarch migration, more monarch facts, web resources and directions to make your own butterfly garden. This section will help parents and teachers further engage kids in backyard nature. A vibrant, enriching tale that kids will love.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619891036
  • Publisher: Patio Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Sold by: Sachmanya
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 990,166
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 31 MB
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  • Posted September 25, 2013

    Airplanes in the Garden clearly portrays the amazing imaginatio

    Airplanes in the Garden clearly portrays the amazing imagination children are capable of. In this story the reader learns all about the lifecycle of butterflies, their environments and more. The book closes with so many tools to learn more or to solidify the lessons from the story. There are games, music, maps and more. A great educational tool. 5 stars and this would be an excellent addition to an homeschooler or school library.


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  • Posted April 9, 2014

    Imaginative story illustrating butterflys' life cycle. Beautifu

    Imaginative story illustrating butterflys' life cycle. Beautiful illustrations.

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  • Posted August 18, 2013

    Young Bonnie has a very active imagination. She tells her mothe

    Young Bonnie has a very active imagination. She tells her mother that there are airplanes in the garden. The airplanes turn out to be butterflies. Follow along as Bonnie discovers the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly. Additional information on Monarch butterfly migration, key characteristics, and activities is provided. This book is appropriate for older grade school students.

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  • Posted November 15, 2012

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    A Mom's Choice Award Recipient!

    Airplanes In The Garden: Monarch Butterflies Take Flight is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.

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