Even a dollar can go a long way when combined with another dollar that someone else contributed to help ship books to impoverished Viwa Islands, Fiji. Michele Darmanin has taken the cause up in 2012 and has already had one successful shipment to school children om Viwa Island, Fiji.
It turns out that other impovershed schools on Fiji islands want books for non existing school libraries also. Michele has received books from around the world. This is one piece of the puzzle. The other part is the books need to be shipped and it costs thousands of dollars to do so. Michele estimated shipping at $2,000. The ship leaves in March and she needs to raise necessary funds to ship then.
Can you please give her a hand. Michele is not asking for the moon only a small donation that would brighten the lives of children who will never otherwise see the world as a place of beauty and joy. If they don’t read books that educate, how will they be productive citizens in the future?
We can do our part. I shipped two different books over the past year. I made a small financial donation of $5.00. I know it is nothing, but if you all contribute $5 or more, then it will grow and take wing, just like the butterfly.
Let’s make Michelle smile today. She is under a lot of pressure to get thousands of books shipped on pallets. Let’s give her a hand at
items are from between 29 Jan 2013 & 03 Feb 2013.
Book review for The Monarch Butterfly Coloring Book was sent from Jeannette Ruby, Florence, SC. The book is available at http://www.amazon.com
“Thank you so much for sending the coloring books. They are extraordinarily educational and inspirational. I knew they would be special but they command ‘perfection.’ Congratulations on yet another dream, which I realize entailed an enormous amount of time, labor and co-ordination. Your associates are also very talented. My congratulations to all.”
Jeannette is referring to Cindy Dyer, art layout and cover photography; and Mora McCusker, artist and illustrator. Cindy Dyer is a co-owner of Butterfly Woman Publishing. She is owner of Dyer Design, Alexandria, VA, at http://www.cindydyer.wordpress.com
Mora McCusker lives in Gordon, WI where she continues to color her world in art.
Mary Ellen Ryall is also the author of My Name is Butterfly,which sells on Amazon. You can follow her Blog at http://www.insectamonarca.wordpress.com where she writes about the environment
Monarch classic J shape before changing into chrysalis
and the natural world around her in Wisconsin and central Massachusetts.
To be implemented Wild Butterfly Habitat at Winter Hill Farm, Fitchburg, MA
Book cover copyright Salt of the Earth Press
My Name is Butterfly by Mary Ellen Ryall is a wonderfully written educational story about the birth and life of a Monarch butterfly. The story is told through the eyes of the Monarch caterpillar who eventually transforms into a Monarch butterfly.
A young girl named Sarah discovers a mother Monarch laying eggs in their garden. Sarah enthusiastically experiences first hand the birth and transformation of the Monarch caterpillar. The butterfly becomes her teacher as she learns how the caterpillar is born, what it eats and how it becomes a butterfly.
The illustrations by Stevie Marie Aubuchon-Mendoza vividly depict the Monarch caterpillar’s and Monarch butterfly’s characteristics.
A great book for parents and teacher alike to educate children about the life of Monarch butterflies.
Available at www.amazon.com.
I am happy to report that book reviews are coming in for My Name is Butterfly.
I will start to post them here on this post, the author’s Blog.
“Congratulations on your book.” Erica Hohos, Worcester, MA.
“Good story for a teacher or parent to read to kids. Education.” Linda G. Lanzisera, staff Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Calvert County, MD; Home: Broomes Island, MD.