by Ann Hobbie
Illustrated by Olga Baumert
2021, 48 pages, color illustrations. Monarchs are a favorite and familiar North American butterfly, and their incredible annual migration has captured our imagination for generations. As we watch the monarch population decline dramatically, due to habitat loss, and climate change, interest in, and enthusiasm for protecting these beloved pollinators has skyrocketed. With easy-to-read text and colorful, engaging illustrations, Monarch Butterflies presents young readers with rich, detailed information about the monarch’s life cycle, anatomy, and signature migration. Also included are helpful tips on how to raise monarchs at home, and the cultural significance of monarchs in Day of the Dead celebrations. As the book considers how human behavior has harmed monarchs, it offers substantive ways kids can help make a positive difference. Children will learn how to turn lawns into native plant gardens, become involved in citizen science efforts such as; tagging migrating monarchs, participating in population counts, and helping out support organizations that work to conserve butterflies.
Recommended for ages 7-10. Hardback; 11 X 11”.
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