Beautifully written and illustrated, Lela and the Butterflies is jam-packed with interesting facts about butterfly biology, ecology and butterfly gardening, craftily woven into the story of a little girl named Lela who loves butterflies. The book is so entertaining and appealing that readers young and old will acquire butterfly knowledge without even realizing that they are learning.
- Johanna Davey, Hershey Gardens
Inviting and informative, Lela and the Butterflies is a botanical bonanza.This story follows the eponymous Lela and her love for all things butterflies. After enjoying a nature walk with her parents, Lela learns the local butterflies could use her help.
With the help and support of her parents and community, Lela creates new and safe habitats for the butterflies throughout town in a way that is sure to inspire readers of all ages. Back matter includes further resources and information on how to create your own butterfly garden.
Descriptive text and gorgeous illustrations make this title a particularly excellent choice for classrooms and STEM lessons. Recommended for grades K-3.
- Olivia Gorecke, Elementary Librarian