Other Sellers on Amazon
Follow the Author
The Butterfly House: Step inside to discover over 100 species of nature's most beautiful insects Hardcover – April 2, 2019
Enhance your purchase
From the Publisher
Let’s explore! Take your checklist around the house with you, and see which species you can spot on the next pages.
- Monarch butterfly
- Owl butterfly
- Blue morpho
- Atlas moth
- Luna moth
- Christmas light moth caterpillar
Welcome to the butterfly house!
This house is magical. Its glass walls are wide and its ceilings are never-ending. It contains habitats that provide a home for many of the major butterfly and moth families in the world.
Butterflies are often thought of as the world’s most beautiful insects. There are over 180,000 species of butterflies and moths, with ten times more kinds of moths than butterflies. They make up seven percent of all lifeforms on Earth and have been alive since the time of the dinosaurs! They live in every part of the world, except Antarctica. You will meet some of these species as you wander round. Pay attention to their features and you’ll be an expert butterfly spotter in no time!
Step inside the butterfly house, where wonderful, winged insects await.
Spot the sleepy oranges mud-puddling, the monarchs migrating, or the Amazon swallowtail beating its shimmering wings. With information on every butterfly and moth family, this book is the perfect introduction to the world’s most beautiful insect.
About the Author
Katy Flint is an author, editor, and musician, based in London. She studied violin at the University of Southampton, before moving into children's books. She is the author of the much-loved Story Orchestra series, and has worked on many other non-fiction titles – from human bodies to dinosaurs. She connects with people all around the globe on her Intro to Children’s Publishing course. Find her on Instagram: @katy_flint
- Publisher : Frances Lincoln Children's Books (April 2, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1786039753
- ISBN-13 : 978-1786039750
- Reading age : 6 - 9 years
- Grade level : 1 - 4
- Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 9 x 0.38 x 12.13 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #934,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
"The Butterfly House" is collection of artworks about butterflies and moths Children learn about the insects' life cycle, the differences and similarities between the butterflies and the moths, their diet, as well as the identifications and few interesting facts of their subtypes. The illustrations are beautifully rendered which adults would find them mesmerizing. Although the book is not a comprehensive guide but it serves it purpose just perfect for young readers. Another great educational book for readers of all age.
While this book is written at about a 4th grade independent reading level, the illustrations and facts will be interesting to even the youngest entomologists- you might just want to browse and choose a few pages to read with them rather than studying the entire book.
I'm giving this book 4 stars because I really liked the way the information was organized; I'm sure it would capture the attention of any child (or adult) that is interested in learning more about butterflies and moths. The ARC was missing some information on a few pages so I wasn't able to read the entire book- otherwise I probably would have given this one 5 stars!
Thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for providing me with an ARC of this title in exchange for honest feedback.
The book has several sections giving the basic details of each family and them some examples of the main species found in them. I have a passion for butterflies and moths as an adult and I have to say that I thought that the images were lovely, I love taking my young daughter to our local Butterfly Farm and the images were very realistic and lifelike too which I though was excellent.
It is 5 stars from me for this one, very highly recommended and an excellent introduction to the different species of both!