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Who doesn’t love butterflies? Ethereal, delicate creatures more fairy than insect? Yes please. I’m still heartbroken that the local butterfly atrium closed to the public five years ago… ’twas wonderful to visit when the girls were tiny and obsessed with all things sparkly and lovely, but now that we’re homeschooling it’d be terrific to visit again from an educational perspective.

Please enjoy a couple ugly-cry inducing throwback pics, since I’m feeling especially nostalgic this week, what with Firstborn’s twelfth birthday fast approaching, and misery/sentimentality surely does love company…

But back to books. Our family’s favorite butterfly books are simple ones:

Good Night, Sweet Butterflies with it’s vivid 3-dimensional illustrations and lilting prose that reinforced colors to each of our kiddos when they were tiny.

And of course the classic counting book, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Pretty sure I can still recite this verbatim blindfolded.

Each of these books were fantastic for my tactile, kinesthetic learners, by the way.

Be sure to check out additional butterfly book recommends from my co-hosts, below:

Our hosts will still share a themed selection of our favorite books each week.

If you’d like to join us as a co-host for What to Read Wednesday, please contact Anne.

Anne at Learning TableLeah at Sandy Toes Creations

Crystal at Castle View Academy

This list has our book themes, but you don’t have to stick to that to link up–any family-friendly posts are welcome. So, come on! Join in the fun!

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If you’d like to link back to What to Read Wednesday, here is a pretty button for you!

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