This is not your average informational text about butterflies. The story starts out at the Boston Museum of Science. A parcel arrives containing a Blue Morpho butterfly pupa. We then learn the journey that pupa has taken from its origins on a butterfly farm in Costa Rica. The El Bosque Nuevo farm raises butterflies for museums where visitors can see them in live exhibits. Readers learn how farmers at the El Bosque Nuevo farm care for these caterpillars and butterflies. With straightforward text and beautiful , full-page photographs, this book is excellent for both pleasure reading and introducing science concepts. It also includes a glossary, bibliography, index and information about visiting a live butterfly exhibit.
Published by Lerner Publishing Group, 2014.
Joanne Zienty is a school librarian, teacher, reader, writer and published author who firmly believes there are so many good books and not enough time to read them!