A Butterfly Is Patient by Dianna Hutts Aston

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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! Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.

About Dianna Hutts Aston

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Dianna Hutts Aston (www.diannaaston.com), author of The Moon Over Star, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book, lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Susan L. Roth (www.susanlroth.com) illustrated the bestseller Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea. She lives in Whitestone, New York.
Published August 20, 2013 by Chronicle Books LLC. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Beneath hand-scripted headers that sometimes take license with facts but create lyrical overtones (“A butterfly is creative”), Aston offers specific and accurate descriptions of metamorphosis, pollination, camouflage, migration and other butterfly features and functions, along with the difference...

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Under headings that echo the book's title ("A butterfly is helpful," "A butterfly is poisonous"), Aston explores the development, habits, migration, and attributes of one of nature's flashier, yet familiar creations.

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Although some planting times vary for some species, the planting time for summer butterfly gardens is here.

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The Washington Post

Their latest book describes butterflies with a flurry of adjectives — protective, scaly, thirsty, helpful — and points out what butterflies aren’t (moths).

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Chicago Tribune

Dianna Hutts Aston, with precise language, and Sylvia Long, with lucent watercolor details, provide a manual for study and aim to help a reader move beyond a simple "Ah!"

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