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Mr. McGinty and his dog Sophie love checking in on the monarch caterpillars and butterflies on their summer walks. But one day Mr. McGinty is shocked to find that all the milkweed in town has been mowed down! And monarch caterpillars, he explains, can't survive without milkweed. Can Mr. McGinty come up with a plan to save the monarchs? This is a tale that is informative, aMr. McGinty and his dog Sophie love checking in on the monarch caterpillars and butterflies on their summer walks. But one day Mr. McGinty is shocked to find that all the milkweed in town has been mowed down! And monarch caterpillars, he explains, can't survive without milkweed. Can Mr. McGinty come up with a plan to save the monarchs? This is a tale that is informative, a call to action, and a sweet story time pick....

Title : Mr. McGinty's Monarchs
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ISBN : 9781634707985
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Mr. McGinty's Monarchs Reviews

  • Elizabeth
    2019-05-02 17:36

    By a local author, yay!, who beautifully signatured it for our library, thank you! This is a charming book about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly with informational end papers. On the flap under the author bio we discover the author’s inspiration for the book. This book reminded me of the starfish story. We cannot save all of the monarchs but let’s save as many as we can!

  • Sandy Brehl
    2019-05-02 22:45

    It goes without saying that Monarch butterflies are one of the most familiar and beloved insects in the western hemisphere. Grandpa-like Mr. McGinty seems to be one of their strongest and dedicated fans. His devotion is fully supported by his almost-larger-than-life dog, Sophie. After a stand of milkweed habitat is cut down, it's up to that determined pair to find a way to rescue the unhatched monarch eggs on their damaged plants.Author Vander Heyden succeeded in the most difficult of tasks for picture book writers- creating an "old guy" to carry the story on his shoulders while kids play a very minor role. She also blends action with nonfiction, richly enhanced by the illustrator's detail and colorfully appealing spreads, including the endpapers.Add this one to your TBR pile and share it with kids, soon!

  • Elisabeth
    2019-05-03 17:38

    Good choice for a classroom doing a unit on butterflies.

  • Liz
    2019-05-04 14:53

    I love that Mr. McGinty is out to save the Monarchs--who doesn't love seeing one flitter past on a summer's day? Great that he involved the school children. I enjoyed the illustrations, nice end pages, too, and more info about monarchs, milkweed and migration in the back matter. Perfect book to share with students and add to a collection of butterfly, insect or environmental/conservation books.

  • Bob
    2019-05-10 22:38

    My kids love this book!

  • Lorna
    2019-05-24 14:51

    Wonderful book.

  • Linda
    2019-04-26 15:29

    This is nearly non-fiction, full of truth, but that information is surrounded by a beautiful story of Mr. McGinty, a man who cares very much about monarchs, in all their stages. With his shaggy dog, Sophie, they visit the milkweed bed often to watch what the monarchs are doing. Toward the start of the story, he's excited to find that they are laying eggs. Then later in the summer, many monarch caterpillars have appeared, and are now crawling around the milkweed, preparing to create their cocoons. The unthinkable happens a few days later, the milkweed has been mowed down. Mr. McGinty is distraught and hustled home to gather jars, rushes back to gather the caterpillars and cut leaves. Some make fun, but he persists. The story moves on, McGinty finds a way to gather a community to help, and the story ends with fluttering monarchs. You'll need to read to enjoy the pictures so filled with the happiness of green growing things, a small town, and the details of living. Eileen Ryan Ewen's watercolors fill the pages with color, including the end papers filled with something like a bulletin board with notes, sketches of the butterfly's life cycle, envelopes addressed to Mr. McGinty, etc. Delightful. But the page that will wow you is at the end, and you'll have to read the book to see it. Beautiful book, will be a great read aloud and entice more learning about monarchs.

  • Ruth
    2019-05-08 17:51

    A beautifully illustrated book about and old man and his dog (who has the best hairdos since Robert Munsch's Stephanie Stephanie's Ponytail) and their efforts to save monarch caterpillars after a field of milkweed is mowed down. Includes two pages of information about monarch dependence on milkweed and the differences in migration between monarchs in the Western and Eastern US. I learned new things about monarchs from this book and I'm forty, so that's great.Pair this withfor a fun combination.

  • Lynn
    2019-05-12 15:43

    Skillful weaving of facts about monarchs into a casual, informal text in which Mr. McGinty mostly talks to his faithful dog. Clever how he involved the school community.My only question is about the milkweed. If all the milkweed has been mowed down, where will he get the necessary fresh plant to feed the caterpillars?Backmatter includes details about milkweed and migration. The text here is also a bit informal, making it more accessible to youngsters.

  • Traci Bold
    2019-04-29 16:41

    I love this book about monarchs and how important milkweed is for their survival. I just wish the author would have included what milkweeds look like so children can identify them when they see them and look for monarch eggs, etc. There is a hint of them on pages pages 2 and 3 at the bottom but otherwise, nothing. Written by Linda Vander Heyden and illustrated by Eileen Ryan Ewen and published by Sleeping Bear Press.#monarchs #butterflies #habitatloss #endangered #PB

  • Miss Sarah
    2019-05-07 16:40

    A longer picture book so preschool and up about a man who comes across a field of mowed down milkweed which was to be home to hatching monarch butterfly's. He rescues them and turns their growth into a science project for local classrooms.

  • Ed
    2019-05-05 22:28

    For a debut picture book, this is incredibly well illustrated. I loved the pictures, and the end papers are very well done as well. The style is very straight forward, but the colors are fantastic, and I was amazed at what a pretty book this was.

  • Lindsey
    2019-05-25 14:28

    Loved the illustrations. Cute story

  • Melissa
    2019-05-26 17:44

    This is a great childrens' book with BEAUTIFUL illustrations!!!!

  • Danette
    2019-05-25 20:51

    An interesting story of a man who helps save a generation of Monarch butterflies. The illustrations are gorgeous!Read with Naomi.