"The breezy and down-to-earth text ... nicely communicates the wonder ... Especially effective is the eight-pictured depiction of the development of the caterpillar into a chrysalis."
--School Library Journal
Observing a Monarch butterfly as it transforms itself from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly is among the most thrilling experiences that nature offers. Raising Monarch butterflies is made easy with the help of this detailed guide.
How to Raise Monarch Butterflies explains what threats Monarchs face today and how readers can help conserve the Monarch's feeding grounds from encroachment. Revel in one of the most remarkable miracles of nature.
This updated edition contains:
- More than 40 new colorful and detailed photos
- More secrets to help you find eggs and caterpillars
- Instructions on how to feed a monarch and more details on their care
- Expanded information on varieties and propagation of milkweed
- New page on the diverse insects in the milkweed patch
- New suggestions for starting a butterfly garden, including a large photograph of an outstanding Monarch Waystation.
50 Must-Read How-To Books. Raising monarch butterflies is made easy with the help of this detailed guide. How to Raise Monarch Butterflies explains what threats Monarchs face today and how readers can help conserve the Monarch's feeding grounds from encroachment. Revel in one of the most remarkable miracles of nature. (Sarah Nichols Book Riot 2019-04-25)
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Monarch Butterfly and more... Helpful photographs on each page show what to look for. Not just for kids. (Niagara Escarpment Views 2018-03-01)
A perfect gift. (Monica Brandies Tampa Bay Times 2016-12-09)
Trust me -- this is one of those books that belongs in every school and public library. (Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan Bookends: A Booklist Online Blog 2012-10-08)
An exquisite step-by-step guide... This book is the perfect summer companion for a young nature enthusiast! (Amanda Cannon Canadian Children's Book News 2012-06-01)
Parents and grandparents looking for something to do with the kids this summer should consider this great backyard project. (Brenda Hoerle Guelph Mercury 2012-06-29)
Spectacular photographs add much to this informative text... a valuable addition to an elementary school library. (Carolyn Cutt Resource Links, Vol. 17 No. 5 2012-10-01)
Carol Pasternak provides an easy-to-follow guide for children to participate in the life cycle of these beautiful insects. (North Shore News 2012-11-21)
It's the perfect step-by-step guide for children. (Nancy Harper Waterloo Region-Record 2012-06-30)
A monarch enthusiast, Pasternak clearly wants to encourage readers to develop their own fascination through experience and further education. (Sacha Vignieri Science Magazine 2012-12-07)
About the Author
Carol Pasternak is a photographer, personal trainer and educator who raises Monarch butterflies with her family in Toronto, Ontario.