A Butterfly Is Patient (Hardcover)

By Dianna Hutts Aston, Sylvia Long (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9780811864794, 40pp.

Publication Date: May 18, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (5/26/2015)
Hardcover (7/1/2013)

List Price: 16.99*
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The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and brilliant orange monarchs to the worlds tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the largest (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing), an incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for a classroom reading circle!

About the Author

Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many books for children and is the founder of the nonprofit foundation for disadvantaged children, The Oz Project. She lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Sylvia Long is the illustrator of many best-selling books for children, including Sylvia Long's Mother Goose and Hush Little Baby. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and their dogs.

Praise For A Butterfly Is Patient

"A lovely mix of science and wonder." - Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"[T]his beautiful book... invites 5- to 10-year-olds to enjoy the variety, complexity and sumptuousness of natural things" - The Wall Street Journal

"This lovely combination of elegant watercolors and lyrical text is both eye-catching and informative" - School Library Journal Starred Review

"Similar butterfly albums abound, but none show these most decorative members of the insect clan to better advantage" - Kirkus Reviews