Category Archives: Book Reviews

The Story Of Chester ~ The Monarch Caterpillar

I was fortune to meet an inspiring woman who wrote an enchanting story about a monarch caterpillar she found in her back yard garden. Susie Vanderlip had planted milkweed. “I planted this… on a whim,” she says. “I had no idea it would bring me so much joy.”

In her backyard amongst the brightly colored milkweed flowers, she discovered, “Chester”, the monarch caterpillar. With a sense of purpose, she began to photograph and and document Chester’s amazing life cycle. She enjoyed watching Chester eat, and eat he did, with such determination and eagerness to thrive no mater what obstacles he encountered on his journey to become a butterfly.

Eat, Chester, eat!

The Story Of Chester

The Story Of Chester Book and DVD

The Story Of Chester, The Monarch Caterpillar is a wonderful way to introduce children to the life cycle of the monarch butterfly. Included with the book is a real-life video that entertains children and adults alike. It carries a wonderful message about life purpose, determination in the face of bullying and the concern for nature’s creatures. Click here to order your own Story of Chester with narrated live-action DVD movie available.

Meet Susie Vanderlip for a book signing, video preview and stories about Chester the monarch caterpillar on February 11, 2012 at the Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, California.

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Madame Monarch’s Journey Home…

Madame’s Journey Home is a sweet tale of a Monarch Butterfly’s journey. The vivid and delightful pictures, illustrated by the author, will reach out and touch your heart! This is wonderful book, an inspirational story of Love shared with the world…

From the Author, Mariosa: Madame’s Journey Home is a children’s book filled with a powerful message of love and transformation. It is a true story of a woman and her son that found a Monarch butterfly on the eve of a killing frost. They named her Madame. She lived with them for three months and became part of their community.

This is the story of an amazing journey and a very special circle of life.

Madame’s Journey Home is available through Amazon.

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Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World’s Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler

Winged ObsessionI was searching the web when I happened upon a book review of Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World’s Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler by Jessica Speart.

Immediately I was drawn in by the title of the book and after reading the review, I was enthralled by the storyline. I imagined an obsessed butterfly poacher, running through the Amazon Rainforest, net in hand, with a strange crazed look about him. That was it, my imagination got the best of me and I clicked straight through to Amazon.com where I’m proud to say, I purchased my first book to be read on my new iPad!  But, I’ll have to wait for the release date of April 5, 2011 to start reading.

I haven’t’ been this excited to read a book about butterflies since I read Sharman Apt Russell’s, An Obsession With Butterflies: Our Long Love Affair With A Singular Insect which yes, inspired the naming of our business, Obsession With Butterflies

From the Author: “One of the world’s most beautiful endangered species – butterflies – are a lucrative commodity on the black market.  And in the cutthroat $200 million business, no one made more money, or posed a greater ecological danger, than Yoshi Kojima, the kingpin of butterfly smugglers.”

“Winged Obsession is a tale of greed, obsession and sexual temptation, the story of the worlds most wanted butterfly smuggler, the rookie U.S. Fish and Wildlife agent who finally brings him down, and the writer who found herself at the middle of the story.”
Jessica Speart

Available on Amazon.com April 5, 2011 Winged Obsession: The Pursuit of the World’s Most Notorious Butterfly Smuggler

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You Still Give Me Butterflies…

You Still Give Me Butterflies

Falling In Love…Again

You Still Give Me Butterflies ~ Feel Like You’re Falling In Love…Again

At last, a Butterfly Book to really Oh la la about! This beautiful and romantic book is filled with two dozen ornate paper butterflies tucked inside sealed envelopes, each with a secret, clue or invitation for a fun, flirty, romantic and sexy surprise!

The red pages are For Her Eyes Only, and the gold pages are For His Eyes Only. Feel butterflies again, the moment you share one of these lovely secret butterfly cards with your lover!

Once in awhile, right in the middle of ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.”

You Still Give Me Butterflies Feel Like You're Falling In Love...Again

You Still Give Me Butterflies by Laura Corn

 

We were honored to be contacted by New York Time Bestselling Author, Laura Corn for inspiration with butterfly quotes for her You Still Give Me Butterflies Book. Click here to purchase “You Still Give Me Butterflies” on Amazon.com

Butterflies dance on the whispers of romance, alight upon their wings, sun-kissed, joyfully soaring into Love’s sweet bliss… ~K. D’Angelo

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Hope for the Flowers

“How does one become a butterfly?” she asked. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.” – Trina Paulus

Looking much like an inmate in his striped coat, this Monarch caterpillar mindlessly munches away on some milkweed... but..

Looking much like an inmate in his striped coat, this Monarch caterpillar mindlessly munches away on some milkweed... but..

Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus

Hope for the Flowers by Trina Paulus

"One cannot consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar." - Helen Keller

"One cannot consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar." - Helen Keller

Quote by Trina Paulus is an excerpt from her timeless children’s book “Hope for the Flowers
“. Great wisdom from such an unassuming source. Buying myself a copy today! -K. D’Angelo

For more information on Hope for the Flowers
click the following link…
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