|Children's Book by Kaleela Thompson|
|Kids Posing With Their New Friend Kaleela|
During our visit Kaleela took my oldest daughter on a tour of her butterfly garden. She graciously explained the life cycle of her butterflies while patiently listening to the questions of my awe inspired 7 year old. All in all we probably spent at least 1 hour outside with Kaleela and her mother discussing butterflies, Kaleela's book, her Kid Gardner's Club, and a whole list of other topics. Her mother was extremely gracious and shared Kaleela's enthusiasm for butterflies and literacy. My daughter was truly inspired and has taken up an interest in drawing butterflies. Also, we left the garden that day with two caterpillars and 2 parsley plants for both of my daughters to observe. It was truly and awesome day.
|Back at home with our new catipillers and parsley plants|
I could go on and on but would like to encourage you to visit Kaleela's Facebook page. Also below is a link where you will find information about ordering her book entitled, "Oh Where Oh Where is my Swallowtail?" In this book you journey with Kaleela as she explores her backyard garden in search for her beloved Swallowtail butterfly. Along the way she encounters some unexpected backyard friends. This is an excellent first reader that comes with a bookmark with common sight words as well as a read along audio CD. This would be the perfect gift for any young reader.
Purchase Kaleela's Book from Barnes and Noble at the following link:
or from Eggleston Services:
Here is an article from the Daily Press about Kaleela Thompson, her book, and love for butterflies:
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