Caterpillar to Butterfly – review and giveaway

It’s always a joy for me to see Monkey with my Dad, seeing that love of nature being passed from one generation to another.  We’ve watched the life-cycle of both moths and butterflies here, so I knew Monkey would be interested in the Caterpillar to Butterfly book we recently received.

Caterpillar to Butterfly

This Sterling Childrens Book board book was published earlier this year, and provides a simple, photographic view of the life cycle of the butterfly.

Caterpillar to Butterfly

It would be a great book to introduce younger children to this wonderful change from caterpillar to butterfly.  Monkey learnt about life cycles in Year One at school and this would have been really useful to show his classmates at the time.

Caterpillar to Butterfly

Monkey knows a lot about this subject for his age, but he could still appreciate the photographs and could talk through what was happening without looking at the written notes.

Caterpillar to Butterfly

For £5.99 this book written by Melissa Stewart its a good photographic introduction.

Also in the series is Our Solar System, another great visual aid to learning about the planets.  Monkey has loved looking at this book.

Our Solar System

The board book talks children through the various planets in our solar system and, again provides a great photographic guide.

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Caterpillar to Butterfly board book worth £5.99

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.

118 thoughts on “Caterpillar to Butterfly – review and giveaway

  1. Hard to choose and I don’t know many of their names
    The blue morph is ma gesticulating and the colours are amazing

  2. The cabbage butterfly because it’s the first type of butterfly that my little man ever saw when we moved from the city to our new slightly less inner city location, with grass! He said, “look mommy a butterfly, wow it’s so beautiful” He’s only 2.5 🙂

  3. I love all butterflies, though my favourite is the Red Admiral, because of its colours, especially the red, which is my favourite colour x

  4. The ‘Baccarat Blue Papillon’ from the film ‘Papillon’ that Steve McQueen had tattoed on his chest. The prisoners used to catch them and they were crushed into dye to create ink on money notes…I’m glad they don’t do that anymore. They represent freedom to me as ‘Papillon’ escaped at the end of the movie. x

  5. I love Cabbage White butterflies as they are the first one that I learned when I was little and I always used to look out for on walks with my mum!

  6. I love the red admiral – it was the first butterfly I ever saw, and my dad told me an amazing story about its adventures

  7. Cabbage White is my favourite as I see lots in my garden, they are just so pretty and look so delicate but are so eye-catching and always make me smile

  8. I have always been frightened of moths and butterflies as a result of an unfortunate childhood experience but the striking beauty of the Monarch butterfly is truly extraordinary.

  9. Red admiral, although I’m love all butterflies and bees and feel like every one should have a wild flowers patch in their gardens to encourage,more of them

  10. Cabbage White because I have such lovely memories of watching them frolicking around the honeysuckle when I was little 🙂

  11. The Blue Morpho butterfly is one of the most beautiful butterflies in the world, I love the blue shades it is my favourite colour which is why it’s my favourite.

  12. The glass-winged butterfly… I just find it amazing how their wings are see-through. We went to Butterfly World last weekend and it blew my mind!

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