Butterflies in the Garden (Hardcover)

By Carol Lerner, Carol Lerner (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780688174781, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2002



Swallowtails, sulphurs, and skippers. Brushfoots, whites, and gossamer wings. So many different kinds of butterflies!

In her highly praised Style, Carol Lerner shows you how to lure these winged beauties into your garden. She vividly depicts flowers that attract hungry butterflies, as well as plants where they leave their eggs. Her clear text explains what butterflies eat and how they grow -- from caterpillars to full-grown fliers.

Every bright butterfly inside this book also appears on the endpapers. Can you match them all? With some practice, you'll soon be able to identify those that come to your own butterfly garden.

Praise For Butterflies in the Garden

“…this is an encouraging, engaging addition for those looking for insect information and a treat for young gardeners, too.”
-School Library Journal

“…this picture book uses Lerner’s winning combination of beautiful, … pen-and-watercolor illustrations …and clear explanations of science.”
-ALA Booklist

“…[R]eaders will feel ready to begin the process of introducing nature’s colorful beauties to their own backyards.”
-Horn Book Magazine