The Monarch Butterfly


This item will be released September 8, 2022.


The first mainstream New Zealand’s children’s book about this most recognisable butterfly. It explains the pollination, migration, hibernation and transformation of this incredible insect. This book also details the transformation from caterpillar to pupa to butterfly and describes the importance of the milkweed plant as the diet of the Monarch Butterfly.

Aimed towards upper primary aged school children (Years 4-7), the language directly supports links to key competencies, including thinking skills and the use of language.

Written by award-winning Anne-Marie Florian and illustrated by one of New Zealand’s leading illustrators, Alistair Hughes.

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Annemarie Florian, Illustrated by Alistair Hughes


White Cloud Books



Publication Date

8 September 2022