Home Calling The Journey of the Monarch Butterfly By Katherine Pryor and The Art By Ellie Peterson from Worthy Kids. Join the monarchs as they embark on a transcontinental journey home in this moving story about migration.
As the sun dawns in Canada, a flutter of monarch butterflies take flight, ready to begin their months-long journey to their ancestral home in Mexico. The migration will not be easy, but it is necessary for the next generation of monarchs to be born. Brought to life with illustrations as vivid as the monarch’s iconic orange and black hues, this story invites young readers to experience the monarch’s migration from the butterflies’ point of view as they search for food, huddle together through storms, and tirelessly fly south.
Parents and educators alike will find much to love about this poetically written book. The story touches on how climate change and deforestation are impacting monarchs, and kid-friendly back matter provides additional information about the butterflies, including their life cycle, anatomy, and migratory patterns, as well as several simple ways children can help monarch butterflies themselves.
My Opinion: I found this to be a great children’s book educating them that monarch butterflies fly south to Mexico for the winter but they need trees to rest and sleep in along with wildflowers for food because without them they would die.
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