We have hatched butterflies here at the library many times, which is always popular with both kids and adults. Our next hatching display will definitely have to include this book, although I don't think it will stay there for long.
We have many books about butterflies - any children's librarian can tell you bug books are always popular! - but I think our readers will especially enjoy the conversational style, and the fantastic imagery: "If you stood next to this tree with your eyes closed, you would hear the caterpillars chewing!"
A great deal of information is packed into short bits of text, on or around large, bright photographs. I love that when it says, "It begins 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) away, in the country of Costa Rica..." the text is superimposed onto a map of North and Central America - so that kids can get an immediate sense of perspective as to how far away from them that might be.
Wonderfully accessible, painlessly educational. Perfect for either a classroom library or at-home reading. This one will be spending some time at our house before it is catalogued for the library!