Such beautiful pops of color in this book and a lovely representation of the monarch butterfly's life cycle. With black and white illustrations, author and printmaker, Laura Weston gives us a piece of artwork that will draw the attention of children and adults. Full of detail and surprise, each page has a number of lift-the-flaps that emerge in unexpected places.
While the language is sparse: "an egg, a feast, a change, a stretch...," the book flows with an ease and simplicity that keeps it moving---like the seemingly constant movements of a butterfly.
Well worth the $10, The Butterfly Garden gives children not only an awareness of the monarch butterfly's life cycle but of their presence in an environment that can sometimes seem heavily populated with everything but the natural presence of wildlife.