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A Butterfly Called Hope
     

A Butterfly Called Hope

by Barbara J. Bergwerf (Illustrator), Mary Alice Monroe
 

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The colorful flowers in Mama's garden reveal a strange-looking creature. “What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?” Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl “claim” the butterfly

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The colorful flowers in Mama's garden reveal a strange-looking creature. “What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?” Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl “claim” the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?

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Children's Literature - Tina Chan
A young girl sees a bright yellow and black bug chewing on a green milkweed leaf in her mother’s garden. Her mother tells her it is a caterpillar that will grow into a butterfly. They take the caterpillar to Nana Butterfly because she will know what kind of butterfly it will be. With the caterpillar on a leaf in a big glass jar, Nana Butterfly tells them they have a monarch butterfly. Each morning the young girl places clean paper towels at the bottom of her aquarium. As fresh milkweed is added from the garden, she watches the caterpillar get bigger. When she does not see the caterpillar in the aquarium, her mother points to a jade green chrysalis and tells her that the change is beginning. Eight days later, the chrysalis turns black. She can see the butterfly’s wing. A new butterfly slowly emerges. The wings droop like an orange and black cape as they grow larger, then it flutters its wings. Although the young girl does not want the butterfly to fly away, her mother tells her it needs to fly to sip nectar from flowers and lay eggs for more butterflies. Her mother tells the young girl that if she names the butterfly, it will be hers wherever it goes. As the butterfly flies, the young girl calls it Hope. A heartwarming and educational story filled with color photographs, the book contains educational and fun activities that are age appropriate. Reviewer: Tina Chan; Ages 6 to 9.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607188544
Publisher:
Arbordale Publishing
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
726,497
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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