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Monarch butterflies are a 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.

AMAZING MATILDA written and illustrated by Maine author Bette A. Stevens:

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

About the book

AMAZING MATILDA (Ages 5-11 + 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.

April 19, 2019 Review Excerpt Blurb:

“Matilda crunched and munched and lunched, leaf after leaf, day after day.”

If you loved P.D. Eastman’s incomparable book, Are You My Mother, about a baby bird’s search for its mother, you must read this book. If Charlotte’s Web is one of your childhood favorites, I say, Move over Charlotte. Matilda is now here! ~Jacqui Murray, WordDreams 

DOWNLOAD a copy of AMAZING MATILDA by Bette A. Stevens (ONLY 99¢ April 20th–April 26th)—award-winning monarch butterfly picture book— at YOUR AMAZON

Free Reading Resources for Amazing Matilda

Meet the characters and download Bette’s  #FREE Character Puppets at https://4writersandreaders.com/amazing-matilda-finger-puppets-free-download/ 

Beyond the book

  • Find monarch butterfly resources at your finger tips:

Have fun and learn even more about Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ monarch butterflies by downloading Bette’s FREE Click here: 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:

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Comments on: "Celebrate EARTH DAY with a Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Monarch Butterfly eBook—ONLY 99¢ Limited Time (April 20-26)" (45)

  1. Thanks so much, Diana. 🙂 Have a beautiful day, my friend! ❤

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  2. Thanks so much for your support, Annika! Just check the promo on Amazon and had to resubmit the 99 Cent deal for 4/22-28.

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  3. Thanks so much, Balroop! ❤ xo

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  4. Just checked the sales page and you are so right… Don’t know what I did, but the promo did not go through yet. I submitted another–so it’s scheduled to run from April 22-28. THANKS so much for letting me know about this, Felicia. Have a beautiful day! Blessings and love, Bette

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  5. Have a beautiful week & weekend, Tracy! 🙂 Hugs, my friend… ❤ xo

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  6. Thanks so much, Robbie! 🙂 xo

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  7. Me too…a sad state of affairs for sure. So much at stake everywhere. Rarely a day goes by that I’m not signing online petitions and contacting state and federal reps by email and/or phone. Keeping the faith–we’re all in this together. xo

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  8. Ever thanks, Mary! 🙂 ❤

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  9. Thank you, Norah. Happy Earth Day, my friend! Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ 🙂 xo

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  10. Thanks, Micki! 🙂 ❤

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  11. Thanks so much. HAPPY EARTH DAY & HAPPY READING with your AMAZING GRANDS! Here’s a link to the eBook Promo https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AU9ZISA/ 🙂 ❤

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  12. Find out more about Monarch and Milkweed at https://4writersandreaders.com/2015/11/19/milkweed-wishes-for-monarchs-a-poem-by-bette-a-stevens/ Thanks so much for stopping by, Sharon. Have a beautiful week! 🙂 xo

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing the news… 🙂 Hope you enjoy AMAZING MATILDA and the “Fun & Learning with Monarchs” pdf too! Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ xo

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  14. Hi, Madelyn. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by to say Hi and to share MATILDA’s message. Wishing you a HAPPY EARTH DAY every day–as your brilliant message tells us–“It takes a village to educate the world!” Blessings and love to you and yours, my friend. 🙂 ❤

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  15. Thanks for stopping by for a visit, Tina. 🙂 Have a beautiful week! xo

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  16. This is wonderful Bette! ❤

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  17. D.L Finn, Author said:

    Happy Earth Day, Bette. We enjoy your book here!

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  18. Sharing! Thanks, Bette! By the way, I LOVE the new poetry book cover!!

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  19. What a wonderful book this is, Bette and such a great way to celebrate Earth Day.

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  20. This is wonderful, Bette! Congratulations! Happy Easter! ❤️

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  21. Ultra said:

    Happy day for you Betty. If a man will be happy, he will care for the Earth, because it is his breadwinner.
    Best wishes

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  22. Wonderful book and concept Bette. All the time the wings are growing and the Monarch is
    a bit despairing … but, fly she will.
    I love butterflies too and even see Monarchs in the garden during summer.

    miriam

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    • Hi, Miriam. Thanks for stopping by to lift up our amazing monarch butterflies and leave a lovely note for MATILDA. Wishing you a Happy Earth Day every day, my friend. xo

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  23. And a happy Earth Day to you too, Bette! I hope it’s warmed up in Maine.

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    • Hi, Jacqui. Thanks so much for stopping by to celebrate Earth Day with us. It looks like our amazing monarch butterflies have reached the DC area on their journey north. Most of our snow has disappeared and early blooms are smiling here in central Maine. Most of our snow has disappeared and our windowsill seedlings are eagerly waiting to get out in the fresh air in a few weeks. Oh, the glories of spring… Happy Earth Day every day! ♥ xo

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  24. Happy Earth Day! I This looks like a wonderful book.

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  25. I really wanted to reblog this, but I can’t find the reblog button!

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    • Thanks for trying and letting me know, Marilyn… I’ve been having lots of issues with WordPress and this is one of them now that I’m on the Business Plan. I signed up so that I could have the Classic Editor andsince then everything has gone crazy. Lots of my photos are missing from past posts and who nows how many other crazy things are going on. I may have to cancel it… I noticed that I’m not able to reblog from other blogs either. ♥ In any event, have a Happy Earth Day and enjoy our short, but very sweet New England Spring! xoxo

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  26. […] https://4writersandreaders.com/2019/04/20/celebrate-earth-day-with-a-%C6%B9%CC%B5%CC%A1%D3%9D%CC%B5%… ““Award-winning picture book adventure follows a monarch butterfly through her life cycle and […]

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  27. Thank you for sharing!.. there are no Matildas as of yet but it is early… here on the path every day is Happy Earth Day!.. have a Happy Earth Day filled with love and happiness every day and may life be all that you wish for it to be!!..

    “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” Leo Buscaglia

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  28. Earth Day is the same day as my wedding anniversary. I shall never forget it! 🙂

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