Airplanes in the Garden

Monarch Butterflies Take Flight
by Joan Z. Calder
Airplanes in the Garden: A Monarch Butterfly Takes Flight
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Be a Butterfly Hero

Joan gives you glimpse in this video

Winner of the Learning® Magazine 2013 Teachers’ ChoiceSM for Children’s Books Award.

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Welcome to Airplanes in the Garden
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Take just 90 seconds of entertaining viewing to understand why Airplanes in the Garden is the right purchase for your classroom, library or budding botanist.

Special note to teachers and librarians: Airplanes in the Garden conforms to the Common Core Standards for the life cycle of an insect, grades 1 and 2.

Author Joan Z. Calder combines a charming narrative with an easily understood science lesson; and illustrator Cathy Quiel adds vibrant watercolor not often seen in a children's book.

An imaginative young girl learns about the wonders of nature and the secrets of metamorphosis as she observes two special caterpillars--from the moment she discovers their eggs on the milkweed leaves until their emergence as beautiful monarch butterflies.

This book also includes:
  • monarch science facts
  • maps of the monarch migration
  • a butterfly song,
  • tips on growing a butterfly-friendly garden
  • 32 pages
  • hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-9832962-1-8
  • $16.95

Written for the 4 - 8 year-olds, Airplanes in the Garden: Monarch Butterflies Take Flight appeals to all ages.

- Joan Z Calder
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