To celebrate the season’s great Monarch Butterfly Migration, AMAZING MATILDA by Maine author/illustrator Bette A. Stevens is on sale for only 99¢ from October 21—25. Find out more about our amazing monarch pollinators and download your copy of Bette’s award-winning picture book today!
Monarch butterflies are a near-threatened species. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Center for Food Safety filed a legal petition requesting Endangered Species Act protection for the monarch and its habitat.
Eighth-generation (2015) monarch butterflies in the US and Canada are migrating south right now—destination: Mexico and California’s coast where they will over-winter before mating to create the first generation of monarchs for the northern migration that begins during the spring of 2016.
Celebrate the Great Migration with AMAZING MATILDA
Kindle version only 99¢
October 21—25, 2015
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About the book
AMAZING MATILDA by Bette A. Stevens (Ages 4-11 + grownups love it too) Friendship, patience and persistence are among the lessons learned in this gem of a tale featuring an amazing monarch butterfly. This award-winning picture book adventure follows the monarch’s life cycle as Matilda embarks on a quest to make her dream of flying come true. Matilda emerges from her egg on a milkweed leaf—she stretches and yawns and knows she wants to fly. Sparrow tells her to follow her dreams. Toad and Rabbit laugh at a creature without wings who wants to fly. You’ll be as amazed as Toad and Rabbit are as you follow Matilda from egg to imago. Science, art and wise lessons for children—all wrapped up in a tale the kids will want to read/hear again and again!
Latest 5✰ Book Review
by T. Sanders (October 18, 2015)
As an early educator for nearly fifteen years, I am always seeking new books to share with my children. I stumbled upon this book and because I adore butterflies, I just had to give it a try. What I discovered is that this is not just another children’s book with pretty pictures and an engaging story line. It has a subtle, yet powerful underlining theme of perseverance, patience, and believing in oneself. The language isn’t too sophisticated for the targeted age group, yet it’s written in a way which would also cause parents to not be annoyed in having to read it ‘just one more time’ at the pleas of their little ones.
I own the Kindle and paperback version of this book now and I display it proudly in my classroom with my other favorites such as ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and Dr. Seuss classics. With all the ridiculous contemporary children’s books being released, which have no positive message or valuable information in them, it’s refreshing to find a gem like this one to add to my library.
Download your copy of “AMAZING MATILDA”
ONLY 99¢ OCTOBER 21—25
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About the author
Inspired by nature and human nature, author Bette A. Stevens is a retired elementary and middle school teacher, a wife, mother of two and grandmother of five. Stevens lives in Central Maine with her husband on their 37-acre farmstead where she enjoys reading, writing, gardening, walking and reveling in the beauty of nature. She advocates for children and families, for childhood literacy and for the conservation of monarch butterflies—an endangered species (and milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat).
Stevens is the author of AMAZING MATILDA, an award-winning picture book; The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!, a home/school resource incorporating hands-on math and writing; and PURE TRASH, the short story prequel to her début novel, DOG BONE SOUP, a Boomer’s coming of age novel published in January 2015.
Please share this post… Monarch butterflies are a near-threatened species. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Center for Food Safety filed a legal petition requesting Endangered Species Act protection for the monarch and its habitat.
FIND OUT MORE: Monarch butterflies could get endangered species status
- January 11, 2015 at 5:23 PM EDT
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★Butterfly Teacher Guide and more…
★Find out how you can help protect our Amazing Monarchs
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Comments on: "Celebrate Autumn with a Monarch Butterfly Adventure! AMAZING MATILDA by Bette A. Stevens Only 99¢ October 21-25" (10)
Shared this on social media. Fantastic book. I read it and am saving for when my granddaughter is a little older.
Many thanks for your continued support and encouragement, Michelle. Blessings to you and your little Grand Girl! Hugs ❤
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Hugs back to you, my friend.
I love having a print version of ‘Matilda’ to read to my 3 great grand children. This 5 star children’s book is a must read. As an adult, I enjoyed it too.
Many thanks, Micki! Enjoy all of those magic moments with those three darling great-grands. You’re ahead of me..only two little greats who are darlings! Hugs ❤
Bette, I bought this book a while back and absolutely adored it. Beautiful story and illustrations. I can’t wait for my little niece to be old enough so I can share this with her. This reminds me to write a review.
Hi, Annika. Thanks so much for stopping by for a chat and lovely endorsement. Have a wonderful day, my friend! 🙂
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Hi again Bette, just to let you know I have put on my review on Amazon – it’s under the name Cassie. Here is what I wrote: This is a lovely book written for children but that will be a joy for adults alike. The language is lyrical and as all good books for this age group, spot on regarding repetition of certain phrases. The illustrations are softly drawn, as tender as the story itself as Matilda searches for her true self, never realising she is slowly growing into herself. Along the way she befriends three other animals who help her with their words of wisdom and own tales of growing up. Highly recommended and one that children will be drawn to again and again.
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This is a great book for children. Check it out!
Thanks, Pamela. Have an amazing day! Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ