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The title of the book that is the subject of today's review is A Butterfly is Patient, and it's a good thing, too: the book has been sitting in my TBR pile for months now. And truly, I feel terrible about that. Not just because it was there (and not alone), but because it is SO GOOD that I really ought to have paid it attention sooner.

From the creative team that brought you the award-winning An Egg is Quiet and A Seed is Sleepy, this splendid - and marvelously illustrated - nonfiction title provides gobs of information about butterflies. There is information about a butterfly's life cycle, its characteristics (including the facts that butterflies are cold-blooded and need a body temperature of 86ºF (30ºC) to fly and that many butterflies are poisonous to birds and other insects!), and its usefulness in pollinating plants. The book discusses how and what butterflies eat, and the differences between butterflies and moths.



You can see several additional inside spreads via a slide show over at Chronicle's website.

This book is highly recommended for lepidopterists (young and old), for kids interested in natural science (um, I know: show me a kid who's NOT interested in natural science), and for school and public library collections.

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soulfully
Jun. 14th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)
Ooh, the book sounds and looks lovely. I will definitely have to check it out.
poolhallace
Jun. 20th, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
WOW - so beautiful! I think my kids (and I) would love these!
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