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Butterflies in the Garden

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Swallowtails, sulphurs, and skippers. Brushfoots, whites, and gossamer wings. So many different kinds of butterflies!

In her highly praised Style, Carol Lerner shows you how to lure these winged beauties into your garden. She vividly depicts flowers that attract hungry butterflies, as well as plants where they leave their eggs. Her clear text explains what butterflies eat a
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 14th 2002 by HarperCollins (first published 2002)
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Kathryn
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
Wow, this book has it all for children and adults. The illustrations are gorgeous and the story tells all about the many varieties of butterflies, what butterflies love about flowers and how to setup the garden to attract butterflies.
Tara Schloetter
This is an informational children’s picture book with lots of colorful illustrations depicting different types of flowers and butterflies. An interesting and fun part of this book that is mentioned on the inside front cover is that every butterfly that is mentioned in this book can be found on the endpapers, which is about 20 butterflies on each end of the book. This can be a fun activity to do with a class or a child, where the student can point out and recognize all the different butterfly spe ...more
Diana
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, non-fiction
Educational, yes, but also a very pretty and enjoyable book. I appreciated learning all about different types of butterflies and about how to attract them to my garden. Don't think Code Enforcement would like the idea of leaving a corner of my yard overgrown with weeds, but that's another issue altogether! This is a great book to read with kiddos anyway, but especially if you follow it up by taking some of the suggestions in the book.
Paul
Aug 12, 2019 rated it liked it
First, this is an information book, with details about many butterflies and the many plants that draw them in. In fact, it is both about the insects themselves and the specific plants that attract them. It is also a beautiful book and invites readers to create garden environments that will attract and nourish many of these always-moving paintings.
Janet
Lots of pastel illustrations of butterflies landing and feeding on their favorite flowers/plants. Information included about providing a “puddling” space for butterflies as well as planting flowers that butterflies love.
Jamie
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is very educational on the different types of flowers and how they revolve around and involve the different types of butterflies.
Kate Reilly
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Butterflies in the Garden is an informational text about butterflies. It is wonderfully illustrated and goes into great detail about different types of butterflies and the process of going from a caterpillar to a butterfly. I would recommend this book to any student interested in learning more about butterflies or insects in general. It is extremely informational in providing the student with information regarding the process a caterpillar goes through in order to become a butterfly.

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Donna
Jun 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautifully illustrated book of butterflies and flowers. Very informative. The author illustrates the best flowers to grow in your garden to attract flutterbies. Very colorful and a great book for a child or adult who wants to enjoy one of the most beautful insects of nature, truly gifts from God.
Lauri Meyers
Informational text . Covers the types of butterflies (swallowtails, sulphurs, skippers, gossamers, brushfoots, skippers) though not specific butterflies.
Many names of nectar flowers and beautiful illustrations. Includes key elements of butterfly gardens: rotting fruit, puddling trays, nectar flowers and host plants. Good introduction to butterfly gardens and basic facts about life cycle .
Paularfc
Apr 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Butterflies in the Garden" is a wonderfully informative book, which teaches us how to lure butterflies to our garden. As a non-native English speaker, I must confess I have learnt many flower names while reading this book. The illustrations could not be more beautiful!
Shelley
May 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: age-6, animals
A simple introduction to butterflies and what their different types are and how they collect nectar and what flowers they like
Ashley
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! We were reading this one for days. Perfect for teaching preschoolers about butterflies!
Marcie
May 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
great book for at home study of butterflies, beautiful detailed pictures. Not quite simple.enough for my 2 year old
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