Winging It!

A Monarch Love Story

Children - Picture Book
38 Pages
Reviewed on 05/08/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Grandma Eileen was expecting a surprise. She ran to the door when the doorbell rang and there was a mason jar with a gingham-covered lid on her porch. She looked inside and found a long wooden stick with a jade-colored jewel attached to it by a silk thread. There were two notes taped to the side of the jar. The surprise was sent by her friend Pat who found happiness in taking care of the world and all things that were part of it. Grandma Eileen knew her granddaughter Maya was going to love this - it was a butterfly in the making. Every time Maya visited her, they checked the green cocoon. On day 14 something happened in the mason jar. The green chrysalis hanging on the stick had a clear shell and it looked more like an inside-out butterfly. They missed the next transformation as they did not enter the kitchen for a long time. A stunning Monarch butterfly had emerged from the cocoon and was resting on the stick, allowing its wings to dry. Grandma explained to Maya how to find out if it was a male or a female butterfly. They named her Chesterina, took her to Edna Gardens, and let her out of the jar into her natural habitat.

Winging It: A Monarch Love Story by Bev Davis is a beautiful story that makes young readers think about the wonders nature offers and how precious nature is. The story shows readers how to preserve the Monarch butterfly and make the world a better place. Elena Stowell lends color and charm to the story with her wonderful illustrations that bring to life Chesterina, Grandma Eileen, Maya, Pat, and the entire process of a Monarch butterfly coming out of a cocoon and taking its flight. The story is a lovely way to make readers aware of their roles when it comes to saving the Monarch butterfly population. Winging It: A Monarch Love Story by Bev Davis is an excellent choice for library shelves, both school and public, and also at home as it is informative, educational, and makes readers aware of how precious and splendid nature is.