By Susie Vanderlip
The Story of Chester is a lovely children’s photo storybook incorporating accurate science about the monarch butterfly life cycle with an engaging story and exquisite photographs taken by the author raising hundreds of monarchs. The book satisfies the STEM curriculum in Pre-K thru 3rd grade; and children ages 3 thru 10 love Chester. They learn about milkweed and nectar plants, so schools and families can plant butterfly gardens to help save monarch butterflies. Excellent paired with The Story of Chester 10-min. live-action movie. The book is approved by the California State Parks and is recommended by the National Science Teachers Association.