My Book of Butterflies

My Book of Butterflies

Written by: Valério, Geraldo
Illustrated by: Valério, Geraldo
ages 3 to 6 / grades P to 1

This stunning exploration of butterflies from around the world is a companion to My Book of Birds

Geraldo Valério grew up in Brazil, watching white butterflies visit the vegetable patch behind his house. As he got older, he learned more about these unique and beautiful insects, which can be found on every continent except Antarctica.

In this gorgeous album, Geraldo presents his favorite butterfly species from around the world. Paint and paper collage illustrations show the butterflies in flight, sipping nectar, laying eggs and resting among flowers and foliage. The text provides fascinating information about each species — from familiar Monarchs and Giant Swallowtails, to dazzling Blue Morphos and tiny Snowflakes, from beautifully patterned European Peacocks to endangered Queen Alexandra’s Birdwings. Colorful endpapers, showing the butterflies as caterpillars and chrysalides, complete this beautiful book for budding young naturalists.

Includes an introduction, world map, fully illustrated spreads showing a butterfly’s life cycle and body parts, as well as a glossary, index and suggestions for further reading.

Key Text Features

scientific illustrations

introduction

further information

foreword

author's note

facts

scientific nomenclature

scientific illustrations

map

additional information

captions

glossary

index

labels

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.1
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.4
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.7
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).

This stunning exploration of butterflies from around the world is a companion to My Book of Birds

Geraldo Valério grew up in Brazil, watching white butterflies visit the vegetable patch behind his house. As he got older, he learned more about these unique and beautiful insects, which can be found on every continent except Antarctica.

In this gorgeous album, Geraldo presents his favorite butterfly species from around the world. Paint and paper collage illustrations show the butterflies in flight, sipping nectar, laying eggs and resting among flowers and foliage. The text provides fascinating information about each species — from familiar Monarchs and Giant Swallowtails, to dazzling Blue Morphos and tiny Snowflakes, from beautifully patterned European Peacocks to endangered Queen Alexandra’s Birdwings. Colorful endpapers, showing the butterflies as caterpillars and chrysalides, complete this beautiful book for budding young naturalists.

Includes an introduction, world map, fully illustrated spreads showing a butterfly’s life cycle and body parts, as well as a glossary, index and suggestions for further reading.

Key Text Features

scientific illustrations

introduction

further information

foreword

author's note

facts

scientific nomenclature

scientific illustrations

map

additional information

captions

glossary

index

labels

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.1
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.4
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.7
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Aug 1, 2021
Specifications 48 pages | 9.25 in x 12.25 in
Written By

GERALDO VALÉRIO was born in Brazil, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Drawing, followed by a Master of Arts at New York University. His many highly acclaimed books include My Book of Butterflies (two starred reviews); At the Pond (Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award honour book, two starred reviews); Blue Rider (two starred reviews) and Turn On the Night (three starred reviews). His work has been published in Canada, the US, Brazil, Portugal, France, the UK and China. Geraldo lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Illustrated by

GERALDO VALÉRIO was born in Brazil, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Drawing, followed by a Master of Arts at New York University. His many highly acclaimed books include My Book of Butterflies (two starred reviews); At the Pond (Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award honour book, two starred reviews); Blue Rider (two starred reviews) and Turn On the Night (three starred reviews). His work has been published in Canada, the US, Brazil, Portugal, France, the UK and China. Geraldo lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Audience ages 3 to 6 / grades P to 1
Reading Levels Guided Reading P
Fountas & Pinnel Text Level P
Key Text Features scientific illustrations; introduction; further information; foreword; author's note; facts; scientific nomenclature; scientific illustrations; map; additional information; captions; glossary; index
Common Core CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.4
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.7
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K.1

[B]eautifully illustrated and informative. STARRED REVIEW

” —School Library Journal

A visual treat. STARRED REVIEW

” —Kirkus Reviews

[A] a feast for the eyes.

” —CM Review of Materials

The artwork is stunning, vibrant, and detailed … a fun and educating read.

” —Cloud Lake Literary

Praise for Geraldo Valério and My Book of Butterflies:

"[B]eautifully illustrated and informative." — School Library Journal, starred review

"A visual treat." — Kirkus, starred review

“[A] a feast for the eyes.” — CM Review of Materials

"The artwork is stunning, vibrant, and detailed … a fun and educating read." — Cloud Lake Literary

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