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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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