The Butterfly Garden
Magabala Books, 2019
0-2yrs, 3-4yrs, 5-8yrs
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Hungry kookaburra spies a fat juicy caterpillar on a leaf but before he can swoop a brave little butterfly explains, 'That’s my brother. You can’t eat him.' Tricky caterpillar builds its cocoon and emerges after a few days, as a vividly coloured butterfly, much to Kookaburra’s surprise as he laughs at his own expense.
This introduction to the life cycle of a caterpillar and the process of metamorphosis for the very young features clear, vibrant illustrations of a multi-hued kookaburra, neon caterpillar and cocoon, and fluorescent butterflies that glow on the glossy board book pages. Storyteller Michael Torres, a Jabirr Jabirr man from the Broome area of Western Australia’s Kimberley Region, concludes the tale explaining that this is why kookaburra still laughs all day. Fern Martins is descended from Ngarabul people of northern New South Wales and the Waki Waki people of the southern coastal area of Queensland.
- How Caterpillars turn into Butterflies (Metamorphosis) Free School Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvmQiWpgX5c
- How The Kookaburras Got Their Laugh, Dreamtime story belonging to Ngiyaampaa (titled Koockard) http://rmwebed.com.au/web_resources/ab_culture/dreamt_karambil.htm#:~:text=One%20would%20tickle%20him%20on,spear%20hit%20on%20a%20log.&text=So%20that's%20the%20Dreamtime%20story%20of%20how%20the%20Kookaburras%20got%20their%20laugh