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Hello, Little One

A Monarch Butterfly Story

Zeena Pliska, Fiona Halliday (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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Caterpillar crawls from leaf to leaf, eating and waiting, all alone in a big, green world. Then Orange appears—Orange floats, and flits, and flies, graceful and beautiful. In this sweet, moving story of intergenerational friendship, a small caterpillar is befriended by a glorious monarch butterfly, and together they learn to see the world through each other’s eyes.

Praise For Hello, Little One: A Monarch Butterfly Story

“[Hello, Little One] is an accessible and thoroughly engaging introduction to monarchs, told through a parable of friendship.” – Booklist, starred review

“Lyrically told and handsomely illustrated... Share this lovely picture book to launch a science unit, or to introduce evergreen themes including growing up, dealing with loss, and the power of transformation.” – School Library Journal, starred review

Page Street Kids, 9781624149313, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2020

About the Author

Zeena Pliska is an author, educator, and blogger. She is a progressive, child-centered educator who strives to create a culture of listening to children in her classroom. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Fiona Halliday loves all things finned, furred, feathered and fantastical. She studied English literature at Edinburgh University and received a MA in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster, London. She has been a freelance journalist and photographer, an English teacher, and an organist. She currently works as a graphic designer, and translator. Originally from Scotland, she now lives in Austria.