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“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

 

AMAZING MATILDA—Read the Reviews

  • Bette Stevens’s Amazing Matilda: The Tale of a Monarch Butterfly is the story of tiny Matilda, a round white creature born from an egg in Nature’s garden with a burning desire to fly.  Without wings, though, she knows that can’t happen. Matilda has no idea that in her life, she will morph from the crawly leaf-bound creature to a gorgeous monarch butterfly. She tells her animal friends about her passion to fly and they offer their stories of growing up as well as sage advice any parent would be envious of. For example, her friend Sparrow suggests:“Just have patience and follow your instincts, my dear…”Another friend suggests:”I could do anything that I wanted to if I only tried long enough and hard enough.”She is frustrated by this good-natured advice because she has no idea how to do what they suggest:“Sparrow said that I must have patience and that I must follow my instincts. Now, you say I must have wings. Where can I find all of those things?”As Matilda grows, she changes from a larva to pupa to a gorgeous winged adult. Each stage in Matilda’s amazing journey is accompanied with wonderful drawings that show her progress, who she meets, and how she changes.As a result, readers are not just entertained by the story but happily learn about the development of a butterfly. There are lots of cute lines, such as:”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!This is a short book. In fact. This review is almost longer than the story!
  • The story is really exciting, appealing, adventurous, lovable, and yet, sufficiently wise and deep for both kids and adults.In case you do not trust my word, I urge you to find out for yourselves. Otherwise, I might be reviewing this wonderful book for hours. It is my pleasure indeed!
  • A beautiful message of love, patience, perseverance, and belief. The story is told with a frog, bird, rabbit, and the butterfly as the main characters. A perfect book for children mainly to teach them about the cycles of life and the importance of patience, perseverance, and keeping faith in a dream.

Read all 87 reviews on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AU9ZISA/

 

Bette in her garden with one of the monarch butterflies that emerged from its chrysalis at the farmstead in central Maine.

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Comments on: "AMAZING MATILDA, A Monarch Butterfly Tale by Bette A. Stevens (Children’s Picture Book)" (52)

  1. Excellent review! Well deserved.

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  2. What a delightful review for a delightful book! Congratulations, Bette!

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  3. What a wonderful review. I loved the book, it’s one to read again and again.

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  4. This is indeed a delightful book, and I give it to my young friends on any occasion!

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  5. Such a lovely review, Bette! Cheers to you. 🙂

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  6. Lovely review. I think my great granddaughter would love this book.

    Have a fabulous day, Bette. ♥

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  7. A delightful video, Bette. Sharing.

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  8. Congrats on the wonderful review!

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  9. Congratulations Bette. Amazing Matilda is indeed amazing!

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  10. A fantastic review, Bette! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. What a fabulous review, Bette! Jacqui writes amazing reviews and this one is tops. Congratulations and I couldn’t agree more. 🙂

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  12. I love butterflies, what a wonder to see them emerge.

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  13. Congratulations, Bette! Great review! 😀 xo

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  14. I love the butterfly theme going on in these posts! And, even more so, I’m glad your book is erupting from its chrysalis and taking flight!

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  15. I love this excellent review, Bette. Congratulations! ❤ The video is very well done. ❤

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  16. Beautiful reviews for a beautiful book!

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  17. What a great review, Bette, of a lovely book. You must be well-pleased.

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  18. Delightful review, Bette! Congratulations! ❤️

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  19. Oh Bette this is a wonderful story you have written! Kids are going to love it!💕🥂

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  20. Such a wonderful review, Bette! 😄❤

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  21. Love this book! I bought it for my granddaughter and she loves it too! 🙂

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  22. Such a lovely review, Bette. Congratulations on your new book. Sounds every bit the inspirational story. Well done 🙂

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  23. how wonderful
    having the appreciation
    of professional
    readers & writers 🙂

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  24. Thank you for sharing a part of your world!.. I have read the book indeed, recommend in for children of ALL ages, especially me!.. 🙂 I wonder if there may be further adventures of Matilda, Grasshopper and friends!.. 🙂

    “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.”

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    • Hi, Larry. Thanks so much for your visit and lovely note of support for Matilda. The monarchs should be arriving here in a few weeks, although spring has surely had a late start. Perhaps Matilda will fly south on the Great Monarch Migration one of these days–making new friends and learning important lessons along the way. May our journeys always be amazing! ❤ Blessings, my friend…

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  25. Sounds like a lovely bedtime story. Congrats on the review!

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