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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. Yet these butterflies, once a familiar sight, are plummeting toward extinction due to landscape-scale threats from pesticides, development and global climate change. That’s why the Center is working hard to win them protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

AMAZING MATILDA written and illustrated by Maine author Bette A. Stevens ONLY 99¢/p thru April 25:

“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.

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¢/p April 21–April 25award-winning monarch butterfly picture book— at YOUR AMAZON

Free Reading Resources for Amazing Matilda

Meet the characters and download Bette’s  #FREE Character Puppets HERE.

Beyond the book

  • Find monarch butterfly resources at your finger tips:

Have fun and learn even more about Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ our amazing monarch butterflies by downloading Bette’s FREE PDF Click here: FUN & LEARNING with Monarch Butterflies 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 #EarthDay2021 with a Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Monarch Butterfly eBook—ONLY 99¢/p Limited Time (April 21-25)" (43)

  1. You are the Monarch’s greatest champion, Bette – such a beautiful book. Toni x

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  2. Every day on EARTH needs more BUTTERFLIES! And you help spread the word with your fabulous book, Bette.

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  3. A perfect day to share your book, Bette. Matilda inspired my grandson and I to plant milkweed, and it actually survived the winter! Happy Earth Day!

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    • Thanks so much for the visit and note! Delighted to hear your milkweed has survived. Cheers to you, your grandson and our amazing monarch butterflies! 🦋🐛 Have a great week! xo

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  4. Only too happy to share, Bette! ❤️ A most special book which I find myself returning to often. I thought of you and this book the other day whilst out in a large Fen area and I was lucky to spot so many butterflies! Bliss!

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  5. I wholeheartedly concur with my granddaughters: Your butterfly book is the cats pajamas (whatever that means). They love it!!!! Get yours today! 🙂

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  6. Thank you for sharing!!… believe that all species and plants are threatened in some manner, hopefully wisdom will take the lead and make this world a better place for everyone!!… love the book and looking forward to more adventures of Matilda, Grasshopper and the rest of their friends… 🙂

    Until we meet again..

    May the road rise to meet you
    May the wind be always at your back
    May the sun shine warm upon your face
    The rains fall soft upon your fields
    May green be the grass you walk on
    May blue be the skies above you
    May pure be the joys that surround you
    May true be the hearts that love you.
    (Irish Saying)

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  7. I have this book and it is beautiful and charming in every way. 💖

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  8. This is a generous offer for Earth Day, Bette.

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  9. petespringerauthor said:

    Perfect timing, Bette. I think I’ve mentioned to you before that one of my brothers is the vice president of the North American Butterfly Association. The overall butterfly population has dropped off quite a bit in the past few years.

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    • Thanks, Pete! 🦋 My monarch count here at the Farmstead was way down last year. I report my sightings to Journey North. Many states and civic organizations are helping by creating waystations for these amazing butterflies. Butterflies and bees need our help and we need them to survive! Happy Earth Day every day! xo

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  10. What a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day, Bette!!

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  11. Right after I read Dog Bone Soup, I read Amazing Matilda and loved it. It is a fanciful book with a serious message. And I agree with Karen: Plant milkweed!

    Sharing too! 🙂

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  12. What a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day the book sounds glorious…I found this published yesterday here in Thailand so the word is definitely getting out about the plight of the Monarch https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/30380193

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    • Thanks so much for sharing, Carol! 🦋 It’s great to find that concerned citizens around the globe are getting the word out and acting upon it. Happy Earth Day, my friend! xoxoxo

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  13. Plant milkweed! Yes, it works. If you plant it, they will come. It might take a year or two, but the Monarchs will find it. I am delighted every time I see one!

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    • Me too, Karen! 🦋 We usually see our first ones early June. Then more between June and September. I report all of my sightings to Journey North (as a citizen scientist)… I grow Common Milkweed in my flower and vegetable gardens. Monarchs are amazing! ❤ xo

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  14. Such a wonderful book. Lovely post, Bette!

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  15. A lovely post, Bette. This is a wonderful book for children. Sharing.

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  16. A wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day. You reminded me of Rachel Carson’s letter about Monarchs recently published on Letters of Note. I know you will enjoy it as I did: https://news.lettersofnote.com/p/most-of-all-i-shall-remember-the

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  17. I love butterflies and what they represent. Happy Earth Day!

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  18. The perfect way to celebrate Earth Day. Everyday should be Earth Day.

    Have a fabulous day, Bette. ♥

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  19. D.L. Finn, Author said:

    Great book, Bette:) I have always loved monarchs.

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  20. I’ve read this one, and Amazing Matilda is a charming children’s book!

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