100 Facts Butterflies & Moths – review and giveaway

One of the things I really enjoyed when we were on holiday, was watching Monkey with his Gramps, two bug hunters together.  The master and his willing student, absorbing every fact that Gramps could impart.  Spotting Monarch butterflies fluttering around the hotel grounds in the early evenings was a highlight for us all.  Miles Kelly have just released a great book called 100 Facts Butterflies & Moths which will help answer all of Monkey’s questions now we are back in England.

100 Facts Butterflies & Moths

The 48 page paperback book is crammed full of facts, along with photographs and drawings.  It’s even endorsed by Butterfly Conservation.  It’s aimed at children aged 7 years and over, but with our family interest in the subject, Monkey is more than ready for this factual book.

100 Facts Butterflies & Moths

Since we got back from Portugal, Monkey has been glued to this book as we’ve gone through all the facts, figures and quizzes.  There re a number of activities to complete too, which we’ll be having a go at over the next couple of months.When Gramps has caught something in his net, Monkey always wants to know if it’s a butterfly or a moth.  The 100 Facts Butterflies & Moths explains the differences as well as provided a pictorial guide.

100 Facts Butterflies & Moths

Monkey is used to looking at Gramps insect boxes and he has his own display case up on the wall in his bedroom.  He knows about wings and antenna and he’s heard Gramps talk about the thorax (body of the butterfly/moth) but this lovely book has shown him what happens inside them too.

We’ve reared a moth before from a caterpillar we found on the path, and at the moment we’re rearing some Painted Lady Butterflies for another review.  The 100 Facts Butterflies & Moths book has worked so well with this, as Monkey’s been following the life-cycle in the book as well as in front of his eyes.  He’s also been learning about the process at school, so it’s a great back-up for that too.

100 Facts Butterflies & Moths

The facts are written in such a way that children will understand them, and the quizzes are a great way of checking their comprehension.  The book covers everything from life cycles, habitats, dangers, butterfly and moth families, food and feeding and much more besides.

We’ve both been really impressed with this book, priced at £6.99, it’s available directly from the Miles Kelly website (free standard delivery too!) and is a bargain in my opinion.

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’ve teamed up with Miles Kelly to offer 3 lucky readers a chance to win a copy of 100 Facts Butterflies & Moths.  Just complete the Gleam form below – good luck!


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Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

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Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The giveaway will close on 3rd July 2016 at midnight.

100 Facts Butterflies & Moths book

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

107 thoughts on “100 Facts Butterflies & Moths – review and giveaway

  1. Tortoiseshell shell is my favourite
    So graceful and beautiful and love to watch as they flutter from flower to flower

  2. I like caterpillars……………….but I have a real phobia of butterflies and moths! I can’t cope with anything flying around me!

  3. I was lucky enough to see the rare Swallowtail butterfly when we went to Norfolk. It was the most beautiful butterfly I have ever seen.

  4. I really love the swallowtail butterfly. The yellow and black colours remind me of a bee/wasp and it looks kind of intimidating, but it is so pretty.

  5. I have to be honest, I don’t know a lot about them, so the book will be useful for me and the children! I do love Red Admirals, as much for their name as anything else, so grand and majestic!

  6. Papillon – the rare blue butterfly from one of all time favourite films with Steve McQueen. Discovering that they used the blue dye extracted from their wings to print money back in the day sparked my interest in Butterflies.

  7. Honestly they scare me! My daughter had one of the insect law kits with the red butterflies in, she really enjoyed it

  8. I love the Hummingbird Hawk Moth which visits my garden and seems to like my geraniums.It is so big and you can hear the whirring sound of its wings.My son is so fascinated by them.

  9. I only know the red admiral, lovely to look at, I really need this book to educate myself as well as grandchildren

  10. I love the Cabbage white. I know iits a nuisance to gardeners but the flutter around and are just beautiful.

  11. The tortoiseshell butterfly is stunning! I love how graceful and delicate butterflies are – I love seeing them every year,

  12. White Admiral – the are fairly rare and I remember seeing one when I was little and it was exciting seeing something that you can’t always see that often.

  13. Cinnabar moths, we always have an abundance of them where I live, stunning red colour usually stands out a mile against the yellow Gorse

  14. I love the Cabbage White as a child my Mom used to tell me that whenever you see a Cabbage White it means they have just left a baby amongst the cabbages for the Mommy to pick up 🙂

  15. I have no idea of the name but we went to the butterfly house in Bristol Zoo and there was the most amazing, bright blue butterfly there!! I fell in love a little bit <3

  16. The Monarch butterfly was the first one I learnt about at school and it remains my favourite to this day.

  17. Tortoiseshell because they often sit still long enough for me to get close and have a good look at their beautiful patterns.

  18. I have to admit that I don’t know many of their names in English which is my main reason to enter, my middle child is fascinated by butterflies, caterpillars and months so I’d love to be able to learn with him x

  19. I like the common blue, although its usually quite a surprise if I see it! They have such a a bright colour 🙂

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