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DOWNLOAD your (Free April 21 & 22) copy of AMAZING MATILDA, the award-winning monarch butterfly picture book today at YOUR AMAZON

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22 with events worldwide in support of the environment and to raise awareness for the environmental protection and care of our planet.

AMAZING MATILDA by Bette A. Stevens, Maine author illustrator:

This award-winning picture book adventure follows a monarch butterfly through her life cycle and teaches kids important life lessons along the way!

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Monarch butterflies are a threatened/near-endangered 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.

About the book

AMAZING MATILDA (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 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, as you follow Matilda from egg to imago.

Download AMAZING MATILDA, A Monarch’s Tale today! 

at Your Amazon 

“Science, art and wise lessons for children—
wrapped up in a tale the kids will want to read/hear again and again!”

 Love Monarch Butterflies?

BEYOND THE BOOK—find resources at your finger tips: Have fun and learn even more about Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ monarch butterflies by downloading Bette’s FREE FUN & LEARNING with Monarch Butterflies PDF where you’ll find:

  • Monarch Facts
  • Coloring Pages
  • Crafts
  • Gardening
  • Video: How to Make an Origami Butterfly
  • Butterfly Teacher Guide and so much more…
  • FIND OUT how you can help protect our Amazing Monarchs

 Find out more about Maine author/illustrator Bette A. Stevens and her books:


Comments on: "Celebrate “EARTH DAY” with a FREE Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Award-winning Monarch Butterfly Adventure eBook from Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illustrator" (49)

  1. Belated Happy Earth Day, Bette!! 😊❤

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  2. Wonderful book with well-deserved award. Wonderful conversational post. Wonderful writer and friend. It’s just all wonderful!!!😊

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  3. Such a lovely way to celebrate Earth Day! I’m sorry I didn’t see this in time to share. Hugs, my friend.

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  4. What a lovely way to celebrate Earth Day! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!

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  5. Bette, a lovely and kind gesture for Earth Day! A book to bring joy to many. Happily sharing, albeit too late! hugs xx🌸

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  6. I have all your books and love them — all of them. We got to talking yesterday, Garry and I, and I said you were one of the writers I really admire because you are completely clear and authentic. Just wanted to remind you that I still think Dog Bone Soup would make a great movie.

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    • Ever thanks for your ardent support and encouraging messages that always brighten my days, Marilyn. I’ve been trying to come up with a one sentence ‘pitch’ for Dog Bone Soup. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far (I’ll keep working on it, but thought you might be able to help me get it refined: THE WIP PITCH” A compelling family drama in which a youth grows to manhood in a society where the poor are quickly, and often wrongly, judged.” What do you think???? SENDING lots of love and hope you’re getting some real spring weather. We’ve had sunshine and 50s for two days.It looks and feels like SPRING has finally sprung. Sending lots of love your way… xoxoxo


  7. Thanks so much for this offer. Hope you have a lovely week ahead.

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  8. Reblogged this on Over The Andes and commented:
    Not much time left for this offer but hopefully you can check out Amazing Matilda.

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  9. A lovely book, Bette. Sharing.


  10. Reblogged this on BrewNSpew and commented:
    Celebrate Earth Day and download Bette’s free copy of Amazing Matilda.

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  11. Thank you, Bette! I downloaded the book and shared the post. I am anxious to read it to my grandsons. Happy Earth Day!

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  12. Happy Earth Day Bette. Shared this on Facebook. 🌼🌼🌼

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  13. A beautiful book and perfect way to celebrate Earth Day. Sharing, Bette ❤

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  14. How lovely! Thank you!
    ♥ Jennifer

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  15. What lovely treat. Wishing you many downloads, Bette. Thank you!

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  16. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your book with us. I love monarch butterflies, so this book is a special treat!

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  17. Lovely book, Bette! I love butterflies and dragonflies. We see many dragonflies but not many butterflies. Sigh! Everyone should grab your wonderful book to learn about the monarch butterfly! Hugs & love 💕

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  18. When we were kids, my sister and my cousin and I would gather milkweed from the alleyway and keep a caterpillar in a jar. Every year we would watch and wait and wave goodbye to our own Amazing Matilda. I love this story! It brought back a good memory. Thank you!

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    • Thanks so much for sharing your monarch story, Martina. It brought back beautiful childhood memories of Mama giving me glass jars with holes punch in the lids so I could experience the joy and wonder of witnessing monarch caterpillars form their chrysalis and turn into butterflies. ❤ Oh the magic of it all… HAPPY EARTH DAY every day, my friend. xo

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  19. Love this book and even left a 5-star review (QT)! It’s simple, eloquent and pertinent for today’s time. Thanks, Bette, for putting this out there today! Happy Spring to you and yours!

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  20. Bette, beautiful post. I do love butterflies very much….you might have noticed.:) you would love visiting me in summer as there also are Monarchs in the garden. Together with a number of other species. Such an incredible delight.

    Various kinds of Dragonflies too. Amazing creatures.
    May we make the Earth happy.

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    • Oh, how I would love to come for a visit, Miriam. Fortunately, we can ‘visit’ here and your garden sounds sensational. We too have lots of butterflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds and more of our awesome pollinators visit our gardens here at the farmstead in central Maine. How blessed we are, my friend.l ❤ Three cheers for creatures great and small; may we join them in making the Earth Happy! Blessings and love…


  21. Happy Earth Day, Betty! Have a great weekend! Hugz @v@ ❤


  22. karenringalls said:

    Monarchs and butterflies of any type as well as dragonflies are my favorite small flying creatures. Their life-stories are quite amazing. Thank you for the free book!

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