Adele Gaddes is a well - travelled, proud New Zealander. She loves detail, learning and being outdoors - always appreciating the little things. She has grown many swan plants (milkweed) and both watched and photographed the increasing numbers of Monarch butterfly in her garden on the family farm in the Waikato.

By writing and illustrating this book, Adele has brought a fun way to highlight the plight of the monarch butterfly as worldwide numbers decline.