By Donna Lewis
THE CALICO CATERPILLAR is a delightful story that will captivate young children as they read (or listen to) the tale of a funny-looking little caterpillar and how he turns into a beautiful calico butterfly. It is a science lesson all wrapped up in a charming and fascinating book.
The author tells this well-crafted story with close attention to language and descriptions that young readers can understand. The lovely illustrations are the artistic work of illustrator H L Gillager.
I recommend THE CALICO CATERPILLAR to parents of young children and to young readers who enjoy an excellent story while learning about the real-life experiences of a caterpillar.
The cover IMAGE is from Goodreads.
My sincere thanks to the publisher William Parks for access to this book in return for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review.
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By Bette A. Stevens
Matilda 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 Author
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).
Find out more about the author and her books at http://www.amazon.com/author/betteastevens
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