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.
This Sterling Childrens Book board book was published earlier this year, and provides a simple, photographic view of the life cycle of the 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.
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.
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.
The board book talks children through the various planets in our solar system and, again provides a great photographic guide.
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118 thoughts on “Caterpillar to Butterfly – review and giveaway”
Has to be the Red Admiral because of it’s lovely colours
Hard to choose and I don’t know many of their names
The blue morph is ma gesticulating and the colours are amazing
I love the Eastern Tailed Blue as its so pretty and I love the colour
The prettiest butterfly I have ever seen is rhe red admiral – such dashing colours – just wish I saw more!
Red Admiral are lovely x
Red Admiral because of the wonderful colours.
Like peacock butterflies – so pretty x
I’m not entering. Just wanted to say the butterfly book looks amazing. Think i might get one for my nephew x
red admiral its beautiful colours
The cabbage white as it is the only one I could ever name when I saw it!
Red admiral – its beautiful.
The only one I know is the cabbage white! x
I love red admiral’s stunning colours x
I love red admiral’s stunning colours x
Red Admiral, because that was the first butterfly i learned the name of.
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 🙂
Red Admiral, because they have amazing colours!
Red Admiral so colourful and beautiful
I quite like the cabbage white, gets lots in my garden
Red Admiral because they are so vibrant
Can’t beat the classic Red Admiral
red admiral beautiful colours :-))
I like the white ones, are they cabbage butterflies? We have some dancing in our garden every so often 🙂
The red admiral because these are what I remember seeing all the time when I played outside as a child.
Red Admiral – apart from cabbage white, it is the only butterfly I have seen in the wild.
Red Admiral is stunning
The Cabbage White as it’s so delicate & pretty!
i love white cabbage butterflies they are gorgeous
I actually have a phobia of butterflies, so I don’t have a favourite!
I love all butterflies, though my favourite is the Red Admiral, because of its colours, especially the red, which is my favourite colour x
I love Common Blues. they are the most amazing colour that their name seems like such an insult!
Red Admirals are so pretty xx
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
The red admiral, we had the insect lore kit several years ago. The kids loved it
Gaudy commodore – found in South Africa, it is beautiful
The Purple Emperor because I think it looks majestic.
The cabbage white is the one we see most of, and the red admiral is my favourite
I like Monarch butterflies. They’re such a nice shade of orange, and they were very common where I grew up.
i like the cabbage patch. It is so pretty
i dont have a favourite, they are all beautiful
I love cabbage patch butterflies as they look so bright x
Vanessa as its so bright
Red Admiral because it’s so beautiful.
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!
I love Peacick butterflies because of the beautiful eye on the wings like on a peacock’s feather
The red admiral is my favourite
Red admiral because of its stunning colours
The Red Admiral because it is so pretty
I love the common blue ones and think they are far from common! The colours are so beautiful!
love the Adonis Blue butterfly
The Variable Cracker butterfly. It’s beautiful wings remind me of a peacock’s tail feathers.
The red admiral be a use its one I remember from when I was little and remember trying to spot them when I was little
The Red Admiral because of it’s vibrant colours
I love the red admiral – it was the first butterfly I ever saw, and my dad told me an amazing story about its adventures
The Red Admiral is pretty and its really the only one I know
I love peacock buterflies, very beautiful and elegant!
Red Admirals are very bright and beautiful x
My favourite butterfly has to be the cabbage white as they are so pretty
White cabbage butterlies are my fave as they look so pure and always catch my eye when they fly past
Cabbage White – reminds me of my childhood 🙂
Red Admiral are so striking! Got to love them.
My favourite butterfly is the Peacock butterfly because of their pretty eye spots.
The Red Admiral is the only one I know!
I like cabbage whites because they are so simple and striking, and we can very often see them in the garden.
The Lesser Purple Emperor (I looked at pics on google), love its colours and it sounds very grand!
Love the ‘white cabbage’ butterflies, there is always one flying around my garden & I find them very comforting
Holly Blue, they have very delicate colouring, really pretty
My son loves The Painted Lady, as we often see them in our garden.
The Blue Morpho it’s so bright and pretty x
My daughter says the Red Admiral as her fav colour is red.
A peacock butterfly is lovely
Cabbage White – the common man’s butterfly!!
Painted ladies. They are so pretty and we had some from caterpillars which was just amazing.
I like red admirals as they are easy to identify and look stunning.
not really sure as love at butterflies
The silver-studded blue butterfly
The purple emperor is my favourite, stunning colouring <3
Red Admiral – it is pretty and it reminds me of my childhood. Don’t see many of these anymore.
I don’t know many butterfly names, but I absolutely adore all butterflies. They’re all beautiful and majestic.
Small tortoiseshell – I like the pattern and colours
White Admiral, because they aren’t usually seen, and I’ve been lucky to see them in our local forest.
I like the Rainbow butterfly
I love red admirals because they are that lovely red
I love the red admiral as it has such lovely colours and is so beautiful.
Red Admiral – fantastic colours.
The Red admiral – such wonderful colurs
The Adonis Blue because it has brilliantly-coloured blue wings. Stunning.
Red Admiral the colours are lovely
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
has to be red admiral love the colouring
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.
I really like the white cabbage ones, not sure on the name tbh lol. they are very pretty though 🙂
The Cabbage White ones are lovely. I have lots in my garden at the moment on the Ivy flowers!
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
Cabbage White because I have such lovely memories of watching them frolicking around the honeysuckle when I was little 🙂
Painted ladies as we had a butterfly garden this year and watched them grow from caterpillars
They are all beautiful but the cabbage white is the one I see most often
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.
The Red Admiral
Painted ladies, my youngest was mesmerised by one at a recent visit to a butterfly house
I hadn’t realised there were so many different types of butterfly until you asked this, the only one I no is cabbage white
Red admiral – always brings back memories of chasing them in my grandparents garden
I don’t have a favourite. I clearly don’t know enough about butterflies. Maybe I need to read the book more than the kids!
I absolutely love the Eastern Tailed Blue 🙂
Haven’t got a favourite – love them all!
The red admiral, it’s beautiful
Red Admiral, we saw two in my parents garden on Sunday. They are very striking x
Painted Lady, it even sounds pretty 🙂
I love the Peacock Butterfly. Just so pretty with the distinctive ‘eyes’ on it’s wings
I think my favourite would be the monarch – I have to admit I don’t know many names of the individual butterflies, but they are all beautiful
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!
I like painted lady butterflies, they are very pretty!
the swallowtail butterfly because of its beauty
swallowtail as it’s so large and beautiful
Peacock butterflies because they are beautiful
Red admiral! Very beautiful 🙂