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It’s official—Monarch butterflies are on the Endangered Threatened Species “Red List.”

Their status was announced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature last week, but we still await a status change from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Some of the largest contributing factors include significant loss of milkweed habitat and growth, as well as an increased use of herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals.

Now for the good news. As said by John F. Kennedy, “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”

~ Find out more about how you can help ~ Bette A. Stevens

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

MATILDA expertly as a cirus acrobat... 2016

About the book

This “Gem of a Tale” about a Monarch Butterfly teaches kids lessons in friendship, patience and persistence as AMAZING MATILDA transforms from egg to caterpillar to butterfly. (Children’s Picture Book/Ages 5-11).

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Comments on: "Ninety-seven (97) 5-Star Reviews for Award-winning Picture Book AMAZING MATILDA!" (18)

  1. Lovely, Bette. Monarchs are now more precious than ever.

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  2. A most beautiful book, Bette. 💖

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  3. Woo hoo! Congratulations!

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  4. How wonderful to have that many 5 star reviews! Congratulations.

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  5. D.L. Finn, Author said:

    Congrats on your reviews. I was sad to see them hit the endangered list too. I have ordered milkweed for my garden.

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  6. Whoo! Congratulations!!

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  7. Thank you for sharing!.. congratulations on the reviews!.. I recommend the book for everyone!.. hopefully one day I may see more adventures of Maltilda and her friends Grasshopper and the rest!!… keep up the wonderful work!!… 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    (Irish Saying)

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  8. Huge congratulations, Bette! 💕🙂

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  9. petespringerauthor said:

    I’m proud to have written one of those five-star reviews. I know the overall population of butterflies has declined quite a bit in the last decade. There are many issues, some of which are still theories.

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  10. Congrats, Bette! I passed on my copy to my young neighbor.

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  11. Congratulations, Bette! Really, who’s surprised if they’ve read this book???

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  12. Congratulations on the excellent reviews, Bette! This is an excellent post.

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  13. Oh Bette, how marvelous and well deserved!

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  14. Congratulations! My memoir has 82 5-star ratings/reviews, but you have outdone me. This 97 IS awesome, and I know you have worked hard to produce this book in the first place-and then to promote it, another round of work in itself. Again, CONGRATULATIONS, BETTE!

    One hundred reviews are just around the corner! I’m so proud of you.

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  15. Congratulations on the stellar reviews, Bette! Monarch butterflies were such a part of my growing up years, I never imagined they’d become endangered.

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  16. Wonderful Bette! Congratulations.

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