Glasswings: A Butterfly’s Story

Glasswings: A Butterfly’s Story

Glasswings: A Butterfly’s Story

Claire, a glasswing butterfly whose transparent wings reflect her lush home, finds herself lost in the city after being separated from her family. She doesn’t know how they will ever see her, but she finds new city friends, a pigeon, an ant, and a ladybug, who search for the flowers Claire needs to live. They come upon a tiny urban garden, and as Claire drinks from the flowers’ nectar, she pollinates more flowers. Soon the garden—and Claire's clear wings—fill with color, allowing her family to recognize her at last. Together they create an oasis for all to enjoy.  Facts about glasswing butterflies and pollination complete this beautiful and educational picture book. Kleven’s latest offering is as colorful and delicate as a butterfly’s wings—a treasure that can be cherished for years.

From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-In a lovely meshing of science and story, Kleven highlights a lesser-known species of butterfly and introduces concepts about insects and habitats. Claire is a Glasswing butterfly, a species with transparent wings found in Central and South America. One day the wind sweeps her away from the rain forest where she lives with her family, and she ends...

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