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Waiting for Wingsby Lois Ehlert
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Every spring, butterflies emerge and dazzle the world with their vibrant beauty. But where do butterflies come from? How are they born? What do they eat — and how?
With a simple, rhyming text and glorious color-drenched collage, Lois Ehlert provides clear answers to these and other questions as she follows the life cycle of four common butterflies, from their beginnings as tiny hidden eggs and hungry caterpillars to their transformation into full-grown butterflies. Complete with butterfly and flower facts and identification tips, as well as a guide to planting a butterfly garden, this butterfly book is like no other.
Claire, a glasswing butterfly whose transparent wings reflect her lush home, finds herself lost in the city after being separated from her family. She doesnt know how they will ever see her, but she finds new city friends, a pigeon, an ant, and a ladybug, who search for the flowers Claire needs to live. They come upon a tiny urban garden, and as Claire drinks from the flowers nectar, she pollinates more flowers. Soon the garden—and Claire's clear wings—fill with color, allowing her family to recognize her at last. Together they create an oasis for all to enjoy. Facts about glasswing butterflies and pollination complete this beautiful and educational picture book. Klevens latest offering is as colorful and delicate as a butterflys wings—a treasure that can be cherished for years.
Claire, a glasswing butterfly with nearly transparent wings, finds herself lost in the city after being separated from her family. She doesn’t know how they will ever see her, but she finds new city friends—a pigeon, an ant, and a ladybug—and they search for flowers to feed on. They come upon a tiny urban garden, and, as they drink from the flowers’ nectar, they help to pollinate the garden and soon it blossoms and grows. It just might be Claire’s way back home! Informational facts about glasswing butterflies and pollination complete this beautiful and educational picture book. Kleven’s latest offering is as colorful and delicate as a butterfly’s wings—a treasure that can be cherished for years.
About the Author
Lois Ehlert is the author of many award-winning picture books, including Market Day, which was named a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she creates her books, collects folk art, and waits for butterflies to visit each spring.
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