An egg, a feast, a change . . .The fascinating life cycle of the monarch butterfly is brought to life in this special lift-the-flap book with illustrations from printmaker Laura Weston. Told in simple language with black-and-white illustrations, the book's many flaps can be lifted to reveal flashes of exquisite colour. Watch the monarch butterfly change from egg to caterpillar to butterfly and then go on an incredible journey as it migrates for winter.
Laura Weston lives by a Marine Lake, where Oyster Catchers dabble, and boats bob. She loves the sea but she really loves drawing & painting - absolutely anything with wings, petals, leaves, feathers or fur!
"The Butterfly Garden" about brilliant Monarchs and their incredible journey is her first ever picture book project. Laura hand carves & prints each picture. Printmaking designs always starts out with a rough drawing. Her inspiring places to draw are: in her
beach tent in St Ives, Cornwall or at her Kitchen table on the Wirral. When she's not making art she likes to teach others all about it.
The dramatic life cycle of the monarch butterfly comes to life in this lift-the-flap book illustrated with prints by Laura Weston. Told in simple language with black-and-white illustrations, the flaps reveal bright flashes of colour. Follow the monarch butterfly as it changes from egg to caterpillar to crysalis to butterfly; then goes on an incredible journey as it migrates for winter and the cycle starts again... Simply but stylishly presented, this is ideal to introduce young ones to life-cycles with the added fun of flaps to explore.
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...a thoughtfully rendered, beautifully crafted picture book which charts the life cycle of a butterfly in a manner which encourages little fingers to explore, and minds to wonder. With minimal text on each page, 'an egg', 'a flight', 'a sleep' Laura Weston's narrative takes her readers on the butterfly's journey. Each double page of this hard-cover book features perfectly rendered black and white illustrations depicting the butterfly in its natural habitat. Multiple flaps are offered on every page. Nestled underneath each one is a delightful vibrantly coloured illustration to bring each stage of the butterfly's journey to life. Pure delight! Laura Weston has crafted a fabulous picture book which delights and educated as the same time. The Butterfly Garden is a delightful non-fiction picture book, offering a fabulous exploration of nature.
Beautiful lift-the-flap book following the life cycle of a butterfly. The perfect non-fiction follow-up book for children who've loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
The Huffington Post - Hannah Beckerman