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A Butterfly is Patient

Raincoast Books

From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies.

Part of the incredible six-book Nature Books series from the award-winning duo of Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long, 
A Butterfly Is Patient celebrates a dazzling variety of butterflies in all their beauty and wonder.

Turn each page to explore the amazing world of these beautiful winged insects through watercolor illustrations that bring to life garden landscapes filled with flowers, vines, leaves, and sunshine.

A BUTTERFLY BOOK TO TREASURE: From the tiny Western Pygmy blue butterfly to the grand Queen Alexandra’s birdwing, from the iridescent blue swallowtail to the brilliant orange monarch, curious kids will find a wealth of information and inspiration in this fascinating picture book.

PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN READERS: Poetic in voice and elegant in design, each volume in this unique series of nature book for kids is sure to inspire lively questions and observations from young listeners. Like the best nonfiction books for children, they are equally at home being read to a child on a parent’s lap as they are in a classroom reading circle.

BUTTERFLY GARDEN INSPIRATION: Families have embraced the fun of growing their own butterflies and witnessing their amazing life cycle with caterpillar to butterfly kits. Planting backyard butterfly gardens to provide welcoming habitats is also gaining in popularity nationwide. This book is a perfect companion to DIY butterfly kits and garden starters.

​Perfect for: Parents, teachers, librarians, and homeschool educators Young and emerging readers with an interest in insects, nature, and gardening Fans of National Geographic kids' books, Eric Carle books, Danica McKellar's 
Ten Magic Butterflies, and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt and others in the Over and Under series Gift giving for birthday, Easter, springtime or summer reading for boys and girls who love books about butterflies, bugs, animals, and nature

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