Butterflies in the Garden
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by Carol Lerner
Hardback; 32 pages; HarperCollins (2002)
Kindergarten to Grade 3 The first impression one gets of this science book is that it is very attractive. Watercolors done in spring shades rest neatly in precise outlines of lovely butterflies and flowers. Lots of white space and soft, blue-sky backgrounds give a crisp, up-to-date look.
But this title is more than just a pretty face. Both an introduction to some common butterfly families and an invitation to plant a butterfly garden, the text, addressed to "you," is lively and clear.
Although further reading will be required for anyone seriously planning to attract and study butterflies, this is an encouraging, engaging addition for those looking for insect information and a treat for young gardeners, too.