Martin is invited to recite a poem in Spanish for the annual "Fiesta de la Sol" celebration downtown. Martin is nervous and learns that the fluttery feeling in his belly is called 'having butterflies'. The night before the festival, Daddy helps Martin see his nervousness a little differently by telling him a story about the long journey Monarch butterflies take every year - all the way to Mexico.
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
How a Story Can Make All the Difference
When you tell a story, you are offering your listeners engaging images that build another pathway. You are giving them a new way to get to “happiness” or “courage” or wherever they want to go.
Sparkle Kitchen: Martin & Sylvia's Migas
Because Martin and Sylvia enjoy migas in the story "Butterflies", there’s a Mexican festival afoot and the whole family gets into it. We thought we’d share our recipe so that you can celebrate too!