cloth, 32 pp., $16.95
In this delightful, colorful children’s book, a young girl’s imagination is set afire when she discovers monarch butterflies in the family garden. Like these colorful insects, her thoughts begin to fly as she traces the metamorphose stages from egg to garden beauty of these tiny “airplanes.” In a supplement to the story, the author relates many interesting facts about butterflies. These include illustrations of their migration patterns, stages in their development, and plants that attract butterflies to the garden.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden