Butterfly Tree by Sandra Markle and illustrated by Leslie Wu is a picture book for readers of many ages.
It's about a girl and her mother finding a swarm of monarch butterflies on their migration south for the winter. The story is told using rich imagery. And it's the rich imagery which makes this picture book a perfect choice for children learning to use imagery in their writing. Third, fourth and fifth graders will be able to learn from the metaphor and description found on every page of the book. Younger children will enjoy the lovely story of a mother and her daughter exploring nature together.
"It looks like it's raining black pepper from a clear blue sky." The watcher (the daughter) goes on to comment, "What in the world could it be?...Could it be an alien spaceship? Or the breath of an invisible dragon?"
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