Amazing Matilda

By Bette A. Stevens

Amazing MatildaMatilda has just emerged from her egg, and already she wants to fly.  The sparrow tells her she has to have patience and follow her instincts. The speckled toad says she needs wings. But Matilda doesn’t know what patience and follow her instincts means. Moreover, where can she get wings? Matilda eats leaves and starts growing, and the sparrow says she is using her instincts. Rabbit told her he practiced and practiced until he could hop onto the rock ledge, but Matilda did not want to hop, she wanted to fly.

This delightful story tells the life cycle of a monarch butterfly in an engaging way that will catch the attention of children.  The award winning AMAZING MATILDA is a lighthearted story that will encourage children to follow their dreams and to have patience. The book is illustrated by author Bette Stevens with charming drawings that help tell Matilda’s story.

About the AuthorBette A. Stevens

Inspired by nature and human nature, author Bette A. Stevens is a retired elementary and middle school teacher, a wife, mother of two and grandmother of five. Stevens lives in Central Maine with her husband on their 37-acre farmstead where she enjoys writing, gardening, walking and reveling in the beauty of nature. She advocates for children and families, for childhood literacy and for the conservation of monarch butterflies (milkweed is the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat).

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24 thoughts on “Amazing Matilda

  1. Sounds quite delightful, Michelle. And you know what I thought of when I was reading the post…that instinctively we know, we just know what we are meant to be (whether we should fly, or hop, etc), and we are anxious to be doing what we are meant to do.
    At least that’s how I feel.

    Blessings for a terrific day,

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  2. Aww! I follow Bette’s blog and loved seeing her book highlighted here. Michelle, you’re such a sweetie to do these reviews to help us with our book choices. I wish Bette all the best with her book and future publications 🙂

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    1. Hi, Judith. Thanks so much for your support. Hope you and your wonderful grand enjoy AMAZING MATILDA and many wonderful times to spend together. Our grands are grand! 🙂


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