Author Joan Z. Calder combines a charming narrative with an easily understood science lesson; and illustrator Cathy Quiel adds vibrant watercolor not often seen in a children's book. Join in Bonnie’s fantasy where butterflies become airplanes and lady bug flight attendants serve cheese sandwiches to the passengers. Bonnie is even more surprised when she learns the amazing secrets of a monarch’s metamorphosis. Written for the 4 - 10 year-olds, with planting tips to lure butterflies to your garden and keep them there, migration maps, and a butterfly song, Airplanes in the Garden: Monarch Butterflies Take Flight appeals to all ages.
"When I saw a small monarch caterpillar wiggling on a milkweed, I was curious where it would lead. Soon, others became curious too, and both adults and children would visit the garden to watch this wonder of nature. We found it exciting to see a tiny caterpillar grow up to become a “tiger-like caterpillar”. Our excitement grew as it turned into a butterfly. I was inspired to write this book to excite and educate everyone about the wonders of nature.
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A delightful story about an imaginative young girl, Bonnie, who learns about the wonders of nature and the secrets of metamorphosis of two monarch butterflies. An award-winning book that educates and entertains!