Beautifully illustrated, the book starts by showing all sorts of colourful butterflies. Then through the story of a swallowtail, children learn how a butterfly grows. Close-up photos show the mummy swallowtail laying her eggs, the tiny caterpillar hatching and growing, and the pretty butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. The fully grown swallowtail’s brightly patterned wings lift up from the page as fluttery flaps, and more flaps reveal four other incredible caterpillar transformations.
As well as the butterfly life cycle, the book includes interesting butterfly facts, such as how they spread pollen, how they are similar and different to moths, and how they need places where there are lots of flowers for them to feed on.
This book is suitable for children between 3 and 5 years of age.
From egg to hungry caterpillar, to beautiful, fluttery butterfly, this picture book with exciting flaps tells the amazing story of a butterfly’s life. With friendly, read-aloud text, sturdy board book pages, and surprise flaps to lift, it’s the perfect life cycle book for young children. Published in association with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), this fun nature book will entertain and educate preschoolers. They’ll love finding out about each life cycle stage, as they follow the pictures, lift the flaps, and listen to the friendly text.