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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. An incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder, from the tiny Arian Small Blue to the grand Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshel 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. An incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder, from the tiny Arian Small Blue to the grand Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for the classroom!


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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. An incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder, from the tiny Arian Small Blue to the grand Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshel 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. An incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder, from the tiny Arian Small Blue to the grand Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for the classroom!

30 review for A Butterfly Is Patient: (Nature Books for Kids, Children's Books Ages 3-5, Award Winning Children's Books)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lisa (not getting friends updates) Vegan

    I loved A Seed Is Sleepy and An Egg Is Quiet and so I was thrilled when I was able to borrow and read this third book. Oh, I could view this book and its illustrations for ages. On the inside front cover are the caterpillars and on the inside back cover are the butterflies. Inside the account starts and ends with details of butterflies’ life cycles, and in-between there are a plethora of facts about butterflies. This book uses the same basic format of the first two books. Using the words patient, I loved A Seed Is Sleepy and An Egg Is Quiet and so I was thrilled when I was able to borrow and read this third book. Oh, I could view this book and its illustrations for ages. On the inside front cover are the caterpillars and on the inside back cover are the butterflies. Inside the account starts and ends with details of butterflies’ life cycles, and in-between there are a plethora of facts about butterflies. This book uses the same basic format of the first two books. Using the words patient, creative, helpful, protective, poisonous, spectacular, thirsty, big, tiny, scaly, traveler, and magical, and then expounding on those descriptions. There’s also a page on a butterfly is not a moth. I learned a lot, so much more than I could ever have expected. It turns out that until I read this book I was ignorant of much of this book’s contents. I found the information to be very interesting. The illustrations are special; they’re truly gorgeous, as they should be in a book about butterflies. I am used to seeing monarchs and I’ve seen quite a few other types of butterflies, but many of the included types were brand new to me. All beautiful, and it’s not just the butterflies, but every leaf and other object in the book is painted beautifully. This is a gem of a book, and I admired it just as much as the books about seeds and eggs.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    I might never have read this if it wasn't for my Goodreads friends! What a wonderful find! Exquisite illustrations and very engaging text that takes us through the story of a butterfly's metamorphosis and so much more! I might never have read this if it wasn't for my Goodreads friends! What a wonderful find! Exquisite illustrations and very engaging text that takes us through the story of a butterfly's metamorphosis and so much more!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

    Butterfly lovers rejoice! Diana Jutts Aston and Sylvia Long - the author/illustrator team responsible for An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy - turn their attention to our pieridine friends in this, their third natural history picture-book, and the result is a decided triumph! Like the previous two titles, A Butterfly Is Patient is meant to explore the world of a particular category of things (or creatures) - in this case: butterflies. Using a dual narrative in which a general, and rath Butterfly lovers rejoice! Diana Jutts Aston and Sylvia Long - the author/illustrator team responsible for An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy - turn their attention to our pieridine friends in this, their third natural history picture-book, and the result is a decided triumph! Like the previous two titles, A Butterfly Is Patient is meant to explore the world of a particular category of things (or creatures) - in this case: butterflies. Using a dual narrative in which a general, and rather poetic statement - "A butterfly is patient" / "A butterfly is helpful" - in larger print is paired on each two-page spread with a more detailed, factual paragraph in standard-sized font, the text is clearly intended to engage readers at a number of different levels. Paired with Sylvia Long's gorgeous watercolor artwork, the end result is a lovely book that is sure to appeal to nature-lovers young and old! The decorative first and last pages (conveniently not the endpapers, which might be covered up by stickers in library copies) are given over to a wealth of caterpillars and butterflies, and the interior artwork is lushly colorful and detailed. With such an engaging textual format, and such beautiful illustrations, Aston and Long seem determined to prove (yet again) that educational doesn't have to mean boring or dry!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kathryn

    In their third nature book, Aston and Long explore the beautiful and remarkable life of butterflies. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous! I found myself marveling over the many different types of butterflies. This is a feast for the eyes! Aston's text provides a pleasingly lyrical style with fine factual information about butterflies, such as how long it takes for a caterpillar to become a butterfly, how butterflies drink, and the difference between a butterfly and a moth. Even though I kn In their third nature book, Aston and Long explore the beautiful and remarkable life of butterflies. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous! I found myself marveling over the many different types of butterflies. This is a feast for the eyes! Aston's text provides a pleasingly lyrical style with fine factual information about butterflies, such as how long it takes for a caterpillar to become a butterfly, how butterflies drink, and the difference between a butterfly and a moth. Even though I know about Monarch butterflies and how far they can fly (a town a few hours from here hosts them every year on their migration and I would love to see it one day, when so many thousands are clinging in the trees!) I was astounded to learn how *high* they can fly! While I'm not sure this book was quite as magical for me as An Egg Is Quiet, I still highly recommend it (along with the other books, the second of which is A Seed Is Sleepy). My one small pet peeve with this book is that I wish the illustrations on the fly leaves matched up. In the beginning, we see the caterpillars, and at the end we see the butterflies they turn into, but they are in different places on the page which makes it difficult to match them up. Of course, kids may enjoy the challenge of finding them, but being a busy-and-boring adult when I read this last night, I wanted to be able to match them more easily.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Breanne Sergenti

    Non-Fiction Grade level: K-3rd Awards: BELA (2012), OSTB (2012) This is an informational book about butterflies. The book is accompanied by beautiful pictures that bring to life a butterfly from its first day of life into its full development as a butterfly. The book not only explains how a butterfly is created, it also goes into detail explaining various characteristics of certain butterflies. Many of the pictures are labeled so at anytime you can name the exact type of butterfly you are looking a Non-Fiction Grade level: K-3rd Awards: BELA (2012), OSTB (2012) This is an informational book about butterflies. The book is accompanied by beautiful pictures that bring to life a butterfly from its first day of life into its full development as a butterfly. The book not only explains how a butterfly is created, it also goes into detail explaining various characteristics of certain butterflies. Many of the pictures are labeled so at anytime you can name the exact type of butterfly you are looking at. The pictures are so detailed and realistic, you feel as if you have gotten a true glimpse into life as a butterfly. I think this book will easily engage students in learning about butterflies with its captivating pictures and the interesting characteristics that they will read about. Some of these characteristics include helpful, patient, protective and even poisonous. The page showing the largest butterfly, Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing, and the smallest, Arian Small Blue, has a ruler on the bottom showing the butterflies as actual size. There is also a map on this page so students can see where these butterflies can be found. For being an informational book, I think the author did a good job of not providing an overwhelming amount of facts, rather keeping it basic and allowing the illustrations to elaborate on the details.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Laura McLoughlin

    A beautiful book with lots of great information about butterflies. The pictures are so detailed and gorgeous.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shari

    Beautifully detailed book on butterflies. Only drawback was its evolutionary approach stating moths appeared 190 million years ago and butterflies evolved 150 million years later... If not for that, this would have been a home library purchase and not just a library loan.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Randie D. Camp, M.S.

    Another beautiful informative book from Aston and Long. The attention to detail is remarkable, the elegance of the illustrations and text is astonishing. We live close to a butterfly garden and visit frequently, so this book was a fun one for us. Especially, the front and back pages which capture how they look as a caterpillar and butterfly.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Peacegal

    Lovely illustrations present the incredible world of butterflies. This would be a great choice for an elementary school science class.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Laura (Book Scrounger)

    As with the rest of the books we've read in this series, this book imparts plenty of relevant information but in poetic, bite-sized pieces. The illustrations are beautiful and you can spend more time on those than on the text. It was fun to compare the different kinds of caterpillars in the beginning with their butterfly counterparts at the end. Such diversity and beauty. This was a great choice to accompany our caterpillar raising for homeschool science. As with the rest of the books we've read in this series, this book imparts plenty of relevant information but in poetic, bite-sized pieces. The illustrations are beautiful and you can spend more time on those than on the text. It was fun to compare the different kinds of caterpillars in the beginning with their butterfly counterparts at the end. Such diversity and beauty. This was a great choice to accompany our caterpillar raising for homeschool science.

  11. 5 out of 5

    J

    This is one series that had my attention caught since of its descriptive title. Each book's title within the series gives the reader a chance to know what is being explored within the pages of the actual book while also providing the format of the book's writing, which is the "is ...". Furthermore each book in the series can also be read in two different formats thus allowing the reading audience to be broadened out. If you have very young readers or those who cannot sit still long enough for a This is one series that had my attention caught since of its descriptive title. Each book's title within the series gives the reader a chance to know what is being explored within the pages of the actual book while also providing the format of the book's writing, which is the "is ...". Furthermore each book in the series can also be read in two different formats thus allowing the reading audience to be broadened out. If you have very young readers or those who cannot sit still long enough for a book whether it is since of too much information or just length than you can read the descriptive for each page while avoiding all the smaller more emphasized information that is given for the page. And for those who are interested or can keep their attention focused than the whole page can be read and explored. The illustrations are bright and colorful but doesn't distract at all from the information provided. Instead each illustration is given in the right detail while the species name is provided so you aren't sitting there trying to figure out which one of the millions you are looking at. This same thought and consideration is included on the front and back pages where in the case of the former and the butterfly book you were given a chance to see the caterpillar than on the back pages were the evolved butterflies. This was truly a great idea for writing a nonfiction novel that allows children a chance to explore such big subjects while without being too overwhelming.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    This stunning picture book follows the same pattern as the two earlier titles by this creative team, An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy. From the upclose look at the scales on a butterfly's wings inside the cover to the endpapers at the front with 32 different caterpillars and then 34 butterflies at the back, this title catches the eye. The text describes this winged creature's characteristics; for instance, how a butterfly is patient, creative, helpful, protective, and even poisonous. The bri This stunning picture book follows the same pattern as the two earlier titles by this creative team, An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy. From the upclose look at the scales on a butterfly's wings inside the cover to the endpapers at the front with 32 different caterpillars and then 34 butterflies at the back, this title catches the eye. The text describes this winged creature's characteristics; for instance, how a butterfly is patient, creative, helpful, protective, and even poisonous. The brief text provides additional information about butterflies in general and some types of butterflies specifically. I particularly liked the pages that showed the smallest butterfly (the Arian Small Blue) and the largest one (the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing)alongside a map of where these rare butterflies might be found and a measuring scale on the bottom of the page so readers can see just how small--or large--the butterflies are. The watercolor illustrations are simply stunning, paying tribute to these wonders of nature. Much of the prose simply sings with carefully chosen words such as "feasting" to describe what caterpillars do as they gobble leaves.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Angie

    1)Twin Text: Velma Gratch & the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison and Kevin Hawkes (2007) 2)I chose Velma Gratch as my twin text because it uses a lot of the same butterfly vocabulary (chrysalis, migration, metamorphosis) and reiterates the facts (Monarchs migrate to Mexico in winter and return to North America for milkweed plants in the Spring). It is also a lovely story about Velma who is trying to be noticed and remembered for something like her two older sisters. 3)A Butterfly is Patient is 1)Twin Text: Velma Gratch & the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison and Kevin Hawkes (2007) 2)I chose Velma Gratch as my twin text because it uses a lot of the same butterfly vocabulary (chrysalis, migration, metamorphosis) and reiterates the facts (Monarchs migrate to Mexico in winter and return to North America for milkweed plants in the Spring). It is also a lovely story about Velma who is trying to be noticed and remembered for something like her two older sisters. 3)A Butterfly is Patient is descriptive, but also chronological when discussing the life cycle of the butterfly. 4)I would use a K-W-L strategy with these texts. By reading Velma Gratch first and tapping into their prior knowledge, the students would fill in a K-W-L chart with a literacy partner or small group. The students could draw a line across their chart before reading A Butterfly is Patient. After reading, they would add to their chart under the line. If there was anything they wanted to know, we could turn to other sources of research and information. We would also discuss the charts as a whole group.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    A butterfly is patient, creative, helpful, protective, poisonous (sometimes), spectacular, thirsty, big and tiny, scaly, not a moth, a traveller, magical, and patiently waiting to soar. As an adult reader, I found myself contemplating these character traits ascribed to butterflies and the lessons nature can teach me if I search them out. The simple captions on each page accompany life-sized illustrations and accurate but not too lengthy information about butterflies. Even the endpapers teach, in A butterfly is patient, creative, helpful, protective, poisonous (sometimes), spectacular, thirsty, big and tiny, scaly, not a moth, a traveller, magical, and patiently waiting to soar. As an adult reader, I found myself contemplating these character traits ascribed to butterflies and the lessons nature can teach me if I search them out. The simple captions on each page accompany life-sized illustrations and accurate but not too lengthy information about butterflies. Even the endpapers teach, inviting children to play a matching game between the caterpillars in the front and their butterflies in the back. The book is charming, artistic, informative, accurate, educational, for young and old, and spectacular!

  15. 5 out of 5

    paula

    I swear to God, I thought the last thing I needed was One More Butterfly Book. And I thought that maybe I had finally outgrown my susceptibility to Sylvia Long's gorgeous watercolors and graceful calligraphy. After all, I am well aware that A Seed is Sleepy and An Egg is Quiet - I have bought those books, I have gifted those books, and I have recommended those books. I thought there was probably not one more serene natural subject worthy of Ms. Long's well-researched scrutiny and Dianna Hutts As I swear to God, I thought the last thing I needed was One More Butterfly Book. And I thought that maybe I had finally outgrown my susceptibility to Sylvia Long's gorgeous watercolors and graceful calligraphy. After all, I am well aware that A Seed is Sleepy and An Egg is Quiet - I have bought those books, I have gifted those books, and I have recommended those books. I thought there was probably not one more serene natural subject worthy of Ms. Long's well-researched scrutiny and Dianna Hutts Aston's tranquil prose. But holy crap, I could stare at this thing for hours. Lovely.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Laura Salas

    Aston uses human characteristics (creative, helpful, protective, etc.) to describe butterflies in this beautiful book. Those are the parts that I love the most. They're surprising and wonderful. Some of the less surprising elements (A butterfly is...poisonous, thirsty, big, etc.) aren't as enchanting because they're more straightforward. They don't make me say, "Huh?" Still, lots to love here: great information, a surprising approach, and stunning illustrations. Aston uses human characteristics (creative, helpful, protective, etc.) to describe butterflies in this beautiful book. Those are the parts that I love the most. They're surprising and wonderful. Some of the less surprising elements (A butterfly is...poisonous, thirsty, big, etc.) aren't as enchanting because they're more straightforward. They don't make me say, "Huh?" Still, lots to love here: great information, a surprising approach, and stunning illustrations.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Donalyn

    This title describes the life cycle of butterflies and provides facts about their behaviors. I would have liked to see a glossary or listing in the back that explained more about the individual types of butterflies shown. Gorgeous illustrations.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Alyson

    I love kid's nonfiction books that are perfectly geared for kids, but also draw in and educate adults. The illustrations are beautiful. I sat at my desk and felt like I was in the middle of a butterfly garden. I love kid's nonfiction books that are perfectly geared for kids, but also draw in and educate adults. The illustrations are beautiful. I sat at my desk and felt like I was in the middle of a butterfly garden.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tanya W

    This was a wonderful book about butterflies with great illustrations. We really enjoyed choosing our favorites on each page. God is incredibly creative making so many different kinds of beautiful butterflies, not to mention everything else!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Absolutely lovely illustrations and informative text. Kids will love learning what each butterfly is called.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Shiloah

    I learn so much from these books...oh, and the kids do too!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Crissy

    So beautiful! The illustrations are wonderful. Would have given 5 stars if not for the mention of "millions of years ago." :) So beautiful! The illustrations are wonderful. Would have given 5 stars if not for the mention of "millions of years ago." :)

  23. 5 out of 5

    Deborah Danyluk

    A Butterfly is Patient is an absolutely gorgeous informational book. It is appropriate for any elementary school age child if read by an adult. An upper elementary student could read it on their own to discover facts about the wonderful world of butterflies. I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful and colorful illustrations and welcoming text. We learn about butterflies from the time they are eggs beneath a leaf to when they soar to distant lands. It is an engaging book that teaches many interesting A Butterfly is Patient is an absolutely gorgeous informational book. It is appropriate for any elementary school age child if read by an adult. An upper elementary student could read it on their own to discover facts about the wonderful world of butterflies. I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful and colorful illustrations and welcoming text. We learn about butterflies from the time they are eggs beneath a leaf to when they soar to distant lands. It is an engaging book that teaches many interesting facts about several different types of butterflies. The book is intriguing and although it provides a great deal of information, it also invites you to learn more, especially about the specific species of butterflies mentioned. I have always loved butterflies because of their captivating beauty and their miraculous transformation. It's difficult to believe that a caterpillar can become such an amazing creature, but we are able to see this along with other fascinating insights such as how butterflies protect themselves and how they get their nourishment. Although factual, the book does not lessen the awe and wonder of these unique beings. Through this text, we go on a spectacular journey from egg to butterfly while learning new terms. In a classroom, I would use this book as a mentor text for incorporating important details or to discuss print presentation. It can also be used to introduce butterflies for a science lesson on nature and the variety of creatures. In class, you could even observe a caterpillar building a cocoon and then becoming a butterfly for the students to watch after reading this book. A good friend of mine did this with her daughters each year with monarch butterflies and watching the whole process was amazing for us all. I would also tie this to an art lesson on symmetry. The students could have this book read to them and then they could research a specific species for both an art and writing project. One other idea would be to have students practice summarizing with this book. The teacher could read the details on a page and then have the students guess the summary statement at the top or come up with their own. Each page has an overarching sentence on it such as "A butterfly is creative" or "A butterfly is a traveller."

  24. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Meier

    A butterfly is Patient is a book about the life of butterfly's. I found this book to be a great source for an interactive read aloud in an elementary school classroom setting. As I was reading, I learned things about butterfly's that I didn't even know. One of the most interesting pieces of information I learned from reading this book was that the largest butterfly, the Queen Alexandra, has a wing span up to 1 foot. The smallest butterfly, the Arian Small Blue, has a wing span less than one thir A butterfly is Patient is a book about the life of butterfly's. I found this book to be a great source for an interactive read aloud in an elementary school classroom setting. As I was reading, I learned things about butterfly's that I didn't even know. One of the most interesting pieces of information I learned from reading this book was that the largest butterfly, the Queen Alexandra, has a wing span up to 1 foot. The smallest butterfly, the Arian Small Blue, has a wing span less than one third of an inch, which is actually the length of a grain of rice! This book offers a lot of open-ended discussion questions while conducting an interactive read aloud with your students. For example, a question that I could ask my students is how to answer a question according to the text. This book told the reader that metamorphosis is the changing time from one form to another for a butterfly. In the elementary school setting, most students would be intimidated by the word metamorphosis, and many would claim they have no idea what it means. However, by marking this is a stopping point during the interactive read aloud, I, as the teacher, could teach my students how to answer a question according to the text. I really liked this book and I feel I learned a lot more about butterfly's from reading it.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Soo Jin

    A Butterfly is Patient is a great informational text about butterflies. The book focuses on describing character details such as patient, creative, and helpful as well as physical details like poisonous, colorful, and shapes in its illustrations. The book also depicts the life cycle of butterflies beginning from eggs and ending at a fully fledged butterfly. Along with the beautiful and accurate illustrations, the content is captivating and educational. This book would be ideal for students betwe A Butterfly is Patient is a great informational text about butterflies. The book focuses on describing character details such as patient, creative, and helpful as well as physical details like poisonous, colorful, and shapes in its illustrations. The book also depicts the life cycle of butterflies beginning from eggs and ending at a fully fledged butterfly. Along with the beautiful and accurate illustrations, the content is captivating and educational. This book would be ideal for students between third and fifth grade for both reading aloud and independent reading. Before beginning, I would have students make K-W-L chart in small groups. These charts would show what students already know about butterflies before reading, what they would like to learn while reading, and what they learned after reading the book. Students can share their charts with each other after reading to share details other students may have missed. If students did not answer any items in the what they would like to learn column, then they would use a laptop or other resource to find the information so they can share with the class. During this activity, I would also bring a plastic bug box or jar with caterpillars so the students can examine them. Over weeks, the students will record their observations as the caterpillars change into butterflies.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Elena Weed

    In this informational picture book, Diana Hutts Aston demonstrates the contrastive transformation of a butterfly on its way to SOAR! She incorporates factual information to teach readers about the varied types of butterflies, all of their lovely and beautiful qualities, and the journey that is experienced as they take on their fate to soar. Readers will learn of surprising qualities of butterflies as well, ones that they may not assume initially! I love the way that this book teaches readers abou In this informational picture book, Diana Hutts Aston demonstrates the contrastive transformation of a butterfly on its way to SOAR! She incorporates factual information to teach readers about the varied types of butterflies, all of their lovely and beautiful qualities, and the journey that is experienced as they take on their fate to soar. Readers will learn of surprising qualities of butterflies as well, ones that they may not assume initially! I love the way that this book teaches readers about an exciting topic in such an intentionally delicate way. The author chooses different adjectives to describe butterflies throughout the book that embody varied perspectives. Each adjective is qualified with a number of informative descriptors that support its integration. This book is great for all ages of readers who are willing to learn about butterflies in a visually pleasing, journey-oriented, and intriguing way! If you like this book, check out "A Beetle is Shy" or "An Egg is Quiet." You'll love these texts that engage readers in undeniably exciting ways. My favorite quote from this book is "A butterfly is big...and tiny." If you don't believe me that this quote is delicious- read the book to see how the illustrations and descriptors are paired with it so eloquently! The information under this section demonstrates contrast in such a genuinely natural way.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Teresa

    A Butterfly Is Patient written by Dianna Hutts Aston Illustrated by Sylvia Long Copyright: 2011 Genre: Informational, Science Literature Requirement: An informational book *Spoiler Alert* I thought this book was a really great informational book about butterflies. The illustrations in A Butterfly is Patient are really vivid and colorful. The illustrations are all hand drawn and shows different pictures of different species of butterflies. The illustrations also showed their life cycle of the butterfl A Butterfly Is Patient written by Dianna Hutts Aston Illustrated by Sylvia Long Copyright: 2011 Genre: Informational, Science Literature Requirement: An informational book *Spoiler Alert* I thought this book was a really great informational book about butterflies. The illustrations in A Butterfly is Patient are really vivid and colorful. The illustrations are all hand drawn and shows different pictures of different species of butterflies. The illustrations also showed their life cycle of the butterfly. I thought a really cute touch to this book was how the front jacket showed pictures of different kinds of caterpillars on the front of the book, while on the back of the front jacket it showed pictures of different butterflies. I thought all the information about butterflies in the A Butterfly is Patient was accurate. The book even italicized some vocabulary words that are specific to butterflies that students might struggle with, such as metamorphosis and chrysalis. I would give this book five out of five stars because I think the information in the book was presented in a fun way. I would recommend A Butterfly is Patient to second grade students and up because of the colorful pictures in the book.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Debra

    Absolutely gorgeous illustrations of butterflies and moths, and their life stages. I think the illustrator should get top billing for this one. The book is 95% detailed, lush illustrations and 5% words. And sometimes those words are made into art to enhance the text. There is no need to read all the information if your child just wants to soak up the beauty of their creation. It would be a great way to inspire more information about this subject and inspire more attention to insects around us. I Absolutely gorgeous illustrations of butterflies and moths, and their life stages. I think the illustrator should get top billing for this one. The book is 95% detailed, lush illustrations and 5% words. And sometimes those words are made into art to enhance the text. There is no need to read all the information if your child just wants to soak up the beauty of their creation. It would be a great way to inspire more information about this subject and inspire more attention to insects around us. I even learned a few things. I had never thought of their wings being compared to roof shingles. A minute artful layering of colored pieces to create ornate patterns. I have been fortunate to see a swarm of hundreds of Monarchs resting on bushes on the beach. I was also amazed that Monarchs have been spotted at 11,000 ft by glider pilots. That is amazing! This world's beauty constantly inspires me. I hope this book inspires someone close to you.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Carol Dysard

    1. Awards: None 2. Grade level(s): 3rd—6th 3. Original summary: Throughout this book you will learn about various types of butterflies, where they live, what they do to survive, and how they affect the environment around them. Through its pages you get to travel with the Monarch butterfly as it migrates in the winter and try to locate the Orange Oak-leaf as it camouflages in a tree. 4. Original review: This book will mesmerize you with its beautifully detailed illustrations and its rich informati 1. Awards: None 2. Grade level(s): 3rd—6th 3. Original summary: Throughout this book you will learn about various types of butterflies, where they live, what they do to survive, and how they affect the environment around them. Through its pages you get to travel with the Monarch butterfly as it migrates in the winter and try to locate the Orange Oak-leaf as it camouflages in a tree. 4. Original review: This book will mesmerize you with its beautifully detailed illustrations and its rich informative facts. This is no simple book about the butterfly’s life cycle, instead it is a journey to discover the life of these beautiful insects. 5. In-class uses: • Can be used as a read aloud to learn broad facts about butterflies. Then students can narrow down the topic by selecting a butterfly to further acquire information about. • Lesson on fact versus opinion

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Schofield

    A Butterfly Is Patient is a book all about butterflies. This book is appropriate for ages 3 and up. This book talks about how a caterpillar develops into a butterfly to all different kinds of butterflies there are. I really enjoyed reading this book because I learned more facts about butterflies that I did not even know. The pictures were excellent and there were many details. This book is a great book to use in the classroom. Children love being outside so learning about butterflies is somethin A Butterfly Is Patient is a book all about butterflies. This book is appropriate for ages 3 and up. This book talks about how a caterpillar develops into a butterfly to all different kinds of butterflies there are. I really enjoyed reading this book because I learned more facts about butterflies that I did not even know. The pictures were excellent and there were many details. This book is a great book to use in the classroom. Children love being outside so learning about butterflies is something that would spark an interest in many students. I remember when I was in elementary school one of my classes we got to watch butterflies hatch. That is something that I have remembered throughout the years so I could get a butterfly hatching kit and let the students experience the excitement of waiting for the butterflies to hatch.

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