A Butterfly Is Patient

A Butterfly Is Patient

The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and brilliant orange monarchs to the worlds tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the largest (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing), an incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for a classroom reading circle!

Year 1: Seasons
Explore outside through nature hunts, playing outside and painting the weather. Discover how all these activities and more meet the standards set in the national curriculum and learn more about the world all around us. Plus much more in this 9 activity topic.

Year 2: Microhabitats
Build a bug house while discovering all about butterfly life cycles and the natural animal food chains affecting the United Kingdom. Go pond dipping, beach hunting and explore minibeasts in their microhabitats. Plus much more in this 6 activity topic.

Year 2: Weather
Discover the many different types of clouds. Learn to record the temperature and how to measure it accurately. Use an Okta grid or design and test your own sundial. Plus much more in this 9 activity topic.

  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Print length: 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 9 x 11 V
  • Reading age: 5 - 8 years old
  • Publication date: 05/04/2011
  • ISBN: 9780811864794

Sylvia Long

Sylvia Long is the illustrator of many best-selling books for children, including Sylvia Long's Mother Goose and Hush Little Baby. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and their dogs.

Dianna Hutts Aston

Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many books for children and is the founder of the non-profit foundation for disadvantaged children, The Oz Project. She lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Related Hands-On Activities

Discover Hands-On Education