How to Raise Monarch Butterflies [hc]- Revised and Updated
A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids
By Carol Pasternak
Observing a monarch butterfly as it transforms itself from a black, white and yellow caterpillar and emerges from a chrysalis as a vivid orange, black and white butterfly is among the most thrilling experiences that nature offers. With the help of this detailed guide featuring unique, close-up photographs, readers will learn how to raise and release their own monarch butterflies.
The monarch's amazing story doesn't end after it flutters away. In the fall, monarchs wing their way southward toward warmer climes in Mexico and California and congregate in mass groupings in certain regions. The following spring, the cycle begins all over again. 48 pages
"This breezy and down-to-earth text... nicely communicates the wonder of the transformative nature of this species. Especially effective is the eight-picture depiction of the development of the caterpillar into a chrysalis." -School Library Journal (Grade 4+)
March 8, 2012