Book Review: Beautiful Press-Out Flying Butterflies

This book contains 24 different butterflies that have all been turned into a one-size-fits-all flying model. All you need to do is press out the butterfly, fold it as shown in the book, put some tape and a nickel on it and try flying it like a paper airplane! Unfortunately I received only an e-copy of this book so I can’t easily press out the butterflies to try it out and see how they work.  The butterflies in this book all are truly beautiful and there is even information on some of the butterflies along with their press-out pages.

A fun activity for that nature lover in your life.  They all are so pretty and I’m sure would be a ton of fun to have flying around the house!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated. This book will be released February 13, 2019 from Dover Publications.

About the Book

They’re about three times bigger than their real-life equivalents, but these dramatic renderings of butterflies are scrupulously accurate—and they really fly! Just press out along the perforations, follow simple folding instructions, add a coin for weight, and send them soaring. All of them feature captions that include their Latin names and information about their habitats and behaviors plus pointers on where to look for them.
In addition to the fun of making and flying the beautiful insects, this book offers a great way to learn how to identify butterflies. Richard Merrill, a former aerospace design engineer, has created vivid and recognizable depictions of these majestic creatures’ wing patterns. The twenty-four models include American Copper, Australian Red Lacewing, Blue Morpho, Painted Lady, and others. Nature lovers of all ages will appreciate this opportunity to understand and get to know butterflies—as well as the chance to play with them!

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