Review of 'Western Butterflies for Young Explorers'
Sharon Lamar is the author of Western Butterflies for Young Explorers: An A to Z Guide, written to encourage children to go out and explore the natural world. Using watercolors to illustrate different butterflies, this guide will help children identify twenty-six different species, one for each letter in the alphabet from the Anise Swallowtail to the Zerene Fritillary. Readers will be intrigued by the interesting facts about butterflies sprinkled throughout the guide. Lamar also includes a description of each caterpillar, its coloring, wingspan, and habitat. Recommended for children ages 8-12.
Sharon Lamar has worked for over thirty years as an educator. With a special interest in enriching elementary science education through outdoor investigations, she also writes and illustrates her own natural history books to use in her classroom and shows her watercolor paintings at juried art shows. She has written two other illustrated field guides for children.