I received this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Monarch Butterflies by Ann Hobbie
Illustrator: Olga Baumert
Published by Storey Publishing on March 2, 2021
Genres: Animals, Environmental Conservation & Protection, Environmental Science & Ecosystems, Juvenile Nonfiction, Science & Nature
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Net Galley
Monarchs are a favorite and familiar North American butterfly, and their incredible annual migration has captured the popular imagination for generations. As populations of monarchs decline dramatically due to habitat loss and climate change, the general public’s interest in and enthusiasm for protecting these beloved pollinators has skyrocketed. Through accessible text and colorful, engaging illustrations, Monarch Butterflies presents rich, detailed information about the monarchs’ life cycle, anatomy, and the wonders of their signature migration, as well as how to raise monarchs at home and the cultural significance of monarchs in Day of the Dead celebrations. The book broaches how human behavior has harmed monarchs and offers substantive ways for kids to help make a positive difference. Solution-oriented ideas include converting lawns into native plant gardens, citizen science efforts such as tagging migrating monarchs and participating in population counts, and supporting organizations that work to conserve butterflies.
Monarch Butterflies was a multi-dimensional book that should be welcome in any elementary or home school classroom. It is also an excellent selection for parents to have in their home library to support their child’s learning.
From the beautiful art to all of the details on the development of the monarch butterfly, this book captures your attention while teaching you so much! The book as a whole can be used to support science class. It can also connect students to the environment through a gardening program. It doesn’t just teach children about butterfly anatomy, it teaches them about how we do and can interact with monarch butterflies through culture and through nature.
- Would I Read It Again?: Yes. I have three kids and the first one is just beginning elementary 😂 😂 😂 . This book is going to get a lot of use in my house.
- Educator Recommended: I am not an elementary educator, but it is clear this book will support an elementary science curriculum as I mentioned above.
I received a digital arc of this book from the publisher courtesy of NetGalley.