A writer inspired by nature and human nature

Celebrate Earth Month 

April is Earth Month. It’s a perfect time to celebrate with a copy of AMAZING MATILDA by Maine author/illustrator Bette A. Stevens’s award-winning children’s picture book for ONLY 99¢ through APRIL 26. Download this “Gem of a tale” at YOUR AMAZON today http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Matilda-ebook/dp/B00AU9ZISA/

AM EARTH MONTH 2 promo 99¢ Apr 20-26Words from a reviewer

“I immediately fell in love with Matilda, an amazing, sweet, curious character. What a lovely story with a subtle and yet deep and understandable message for young (and those who are not so young ) readers. This book is one of “must have” books in your library. I already purchased a Kindle version for myself and I ordered two more copies in print for my library.” ~ Vida Zuljevic

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Matilda says “It would be great if you would share this post with your friends so that kids everywhere can find out about the life lessons my book has in store for readers ages 5-11. Kids will learn important lessons about the value of patience, persistence and friendship as they read Matilda’s amazing adventure again and again. Grownups love Matilda too!”

MATILDA for New Cover 2015About Monarch Butterflies

Monarch Butterfly conservation is in the news. AMAZING MATILDA is too! Her story line and illustrations follow the monarch life cycle and highlight milkweed, an environmentally threatened plant and a critical food source for monarch caterpillars.


Matilda doesn’t want to leap onto ledges or bound across fields. She only wants to fly. “How can a creature without wings every hope to fly?” Matilda’s friends wonder as they laugh at the tiny caterpillar who only wants to fly. Meanwhile, as Matilda munches and crunches on milkweed leaves and progresses from egg to butterfly, her friends begin to recall how they felt before they were able to do all of the things they had dreamed of doing. With a little help from her friends, Matilda learns that if she keeps trying, she can do anything that she really wants to do.

LITERARY AWARDSExcellence in Children’s Literature:

  • 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Award (Picture Books 6+)
  • THE GITTLE LIST 2013 (Top 10 Self-published Children’s Picture Books)

AMAZING MATILDA, A Monarch’s Tale by Bette A. Stevens is available in print ($9.49) and eBook ($3.99) versions
Grab a copy of the eBook (Don’t forget to tell your friends) and Celebrate Earth Day with the kids while this award-winning picture book is ONLY 99 CENTS April 20-26 at Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Matilda-ebook/dp/B00AU9ZISA…


Inspired by 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 captivating Boomer’s coming of age novel.

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Comments on: "Award-winning Monarch Butterfly Book only 99¢ thru April 26th—AMAZING MATILDA by Bette A. Stevens" (18)

  1. I meant learning more about YOUR Matilda.


  2. Hi Bette, Thank you for liking my “Meet Me” page yesterday. And I see we have things in common like Matilda. One of my muses is called Matilda. She’s my wacky, marketing maven and she’s a butterfly who wears clothes. Your book sounds delightful. 🙂 P.S. You have a beautiful smile. Keep smiling. ❤


    • Hi, Tracy. Thanks for your lovely comments. Delighted to find out more about your Matilda. Butterflies sure do help us soar to heights beyond our imaginings. You’ve been blessed with an amazing a marketing maven. It’s great to be connected! 🙂


      • My Matilda is a blessing…but for now I’m keeping her in the mason jar. My other muse and fur baby, Indy, is taking over for the book launch. Matilda tends to be too pushy. LOL Glad to connect with you as well, Bette. And learning more about the Matilda. ❤


  3. Every day should be an Earth Day! Thanks for sharing, Bette – I’ll be particularly mindful of the nature today. Currently worrying about a little blue tit sitting all forlorn and vulnerable outside on the patio…


  4. I love my copy and treasure it. Children will cherish it as well.


  5. Thanks, Bette. I’ve got it on my Kindle now.


  6. Reblogged this on BOOK CHAT and commented:
    A delightful book for all the young ones in your life, AMAZING MATILDA explores the life of a Monarch butterfly while teaching children valuable life lessons.


  7. I have my copy, Bette – thanks!


  8. I’m planting my seeds this weekend. It’s going to rain Friday, but Saturday should be perfect. Thank you!!


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