I Could Have Been Born A Butterfly
About the Book
Imagine what your life would be like if you had not been born a human being, but say, a butterfly, an apple, a kangaroo, or even, a monkey! In my second book, I Could Have Been Born A Butterfly, a child takes a journey through the animal and plant world and describes how life would have been very different had he or she not been born a little boy or girl. Parents and teachers can use this book as a learning tool for younger children to identify several forms of life and to encourage discussion about the differences between their lives and those of animals and plants. As a former elementary school teacher, I enjoyed writing this book that encourages children to use their imagination and to better understand the world around them and thus more fully appreciate their own precious lives.
About the Author
Rochelle Weiner was born and still lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. She loves animals and throughout her life has had several pets by the names of Laddie, Princess, Tony, Friskie, and Myrtle the Turtle I - IV. She taught as an elementary school teacher and then worked for the Social Security Administration. Rochelle had decided on early retirement until one morning, as she sat on her front porch and worried about her weekly budget, she saw this ant. Once a teacher, always a teacher! Her curiosity caused her to wonder what her life would have been like had she been born an ant. Suddenly her budget woes dwindled in comparison to the problems an ant faces. She then began to compare her life to other animals and plants around her. Rochelle’s love of children and nature inspired her to write this book.