On Tour 11/01/21-12/12/21 ”The Adventures of Johnny Butterflyseed” by Tarisa Parrish


Release Date:
May 4, 2021

About The Book:

Save the monarchs!

Johnny Butterflyseed and his fairy friend, Raven Silverwing, embark on a mission to save the rapidly disappearing butterflies. They enlist the help of Queen Venus Goldwing and her kingdom of monarchs to educate and inspire kids to become butterfly farmers. At first, Johnny faces his own internal struggle with self-doubt and fear in his ability to make a difference, but then soon develops a mindset that allows him to not only get started, but also make progress one day at a time. Through challenge after challenge, Johnny learns that he is not alone in his mission and that there are many people who want to help. Together, Johnny, Raven, and Queen Venus educate thousands of children on becoming butterfly farmers.

About The Author:

Tarisa Parrish is known as an accomplished butterfly farmer. She and her partner, Michael Vera, live in central Florida and own an online education and retail store called Johnny Butterflyseed (johnnybutterflyseed.com). The site engages new butterfly farmers, teaching them about the butterfly life cycles, growing butterfly gardens, and how to get involved with nonprofit organizations focused on saving butterflies.https://www.johnnybutterflyseed.com/

Social Media: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnnybutterflyseed/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tarisa4Change

Instagram: https://instagram.com/johnnybutterflyseed

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpirIRgZJGr1cu5uD0q4pxw

Book Blurbs: 

“The monarch butterfly is in peril and spiraling downward. Our children will determine whether the monarch makes a comeback or becomes one of North America’s rarest butterflies. It is vitally important that children are aware of the problems that monarchs face and how we can all help—even children. This delightful book does exactly that and should be on the bookshelf of every child! Tarisa Parrish has seamlessly woven fact with fiction to create a story of importance, charisma, and hope for monarch butterflies in the future.” —Dr. David G. James, Associate Professor of Entomology, Department of Entomology, Washington State University

“A lovely and accurate ecological message for current and future generations. These connections to nature, as crucial to our own wellbeing as humans on this planet, are expressed with thoughtfulness and creativity in this story.”  — Sam Henderson, Mayor, City of Gulfport, Florida, and “‘NWF Mayors’ Monarch Pledge” Signatory

“Overreliance on pesticides have driven Monarch butterflies to the edge of extinction. They must be protected under federal law, under the Endangered Species Act, and we as a society must reject the chemical industry’s future for our food, and instead adopt a more sustainable one. Ms. Parrish’s book does vital public service in teaching the next generation these important lessons.”  — George Kimbrell, Legal Director, Center for Food Safety

“I had a monarch butterfly once that I raised just like Johnny Butterflyseed did! I really enjoyed the story of saving the monarch butterflies and teaching other kids how to raise and care for them. I think monarch butterflies are important because they are so beautiful and teach us about our world.”  — Isla McKinnon, Age 8, Minnesota

“Many of my earliest childhood memories include butterflies teasing me in the air as they remained just beyond my reach. By the time I was in college, they were a rare sighting. Johnny Butterflyseed’s adventures remind us of the need and the protection we must provide to see butterflies become prolific once again! I applaud the comfortable, engaging way this book provides to secure that certain future!”  — Mayor Bill Mutz, City of Lakeland, Florida, and “‘NWF Mayors’ Monarch Pledge” Signatory

Bloggers On Tour: 

Nov. 1st – Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

Nov. 1st – Adrianna Reads https://instagram.com/adrianna.reads

Nov. 3rd- Sarahs Bookstack https://instagram.com/sarahs.bookstack

Nov. 4th-She Just Loves Books https://instagram.com/shejustlovesbooks

Nov. 4th – Carol Doscher https://instagram.com/carol_doscher_reader

Nov. 5th – Delightfully Booked https://instagram.com/delightfullybooked 

Nov. 6th -Texacali Books https://instagram.com/texacalibooks 

Nov. 9th – The Crocheted Review https://instagram.com/thecrochetedreview

Nov. 27th – Rebecca Well Read https://instagram.com/rebecca_well_read

Nov. 29th – Bookshelf Momma https://instagram.com/bookshelfmomma

Dec. 6th – ML Book Love https://instagram.com/mlbooklove

Dec. 12th- We Break For Books https://instagram.com/webreakforbooks

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