“Baumert’s precise and exquisite illustrations flawlessly support and enhance the text. Her vibrant color palette slowly evolves from the bright greens of spring and monarch caterpillars to the oranges of fall and migrating butterflies. ” KIRKUS
Monarchs are a favorite and familiar butterfly, and their incredible annual migration has captured the popular imagination for generations. Through accessible text and colourful, engaging illustrations, Monarch Butterflies presents rich, detailed information about the monarchs’ life cycle, anatomy, and the wonders of their signature migration, as well as how to raise monarchs at home and the cultural significance of monarchs in Day of the Dead celebrations.
Ann Hobbie is the chair of the board of directors at the Monarch Joint Venture, a US partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organisations, businesses, and academic programs working together to conserve the monarch butterfly migration. She has more than 20 years of experience teaching children, training teachers, and writing curriculum related to monarchs, schoolyard ecology, and schoolyard gardening.
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Olga Baumert, originally from Poland, studied Fine Art and Jewellery before moving to the UK where she received her degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at De Montfort University.