Mary’s Butterfly Garden
By Mary Perrone Davis
Mary has many colorful flowers in her garden. Then a colorful new visitor shows up. A beautiful butterfly has emerged from its cocoon. Mary lovingly serves a refreshing drink to her new guest, remembering how God meets all of our needs. This author’s desire is to awaken in children the ability to recognize the many ways that God lets His love shine down on them.
Illustrations by Grace Metzger Forrest
MARY PERRONE DAVIS is a wife, mother, grandmother, Lay Carmelite, and Registered Nurse (working as a school nurse). Mary never planned to be an author. She was spending some quiet time outside on a women’s retreat when a butterfly landed nearby and her first book, “Mary’s Butterfly Garden,” was born. This was soon followed by her books, “Mary and the Fireflies” and “Mary Loves to Sing,” which teach children, and parents, to step out in faith to give back to God what He has given them. Her latest book, “Mary Visits A Farm,” teaches children about the help God gives when they are yoked with Him. Mary hopes that her love of the Lord is reflected in her books and in her life, as she gives back to the Lord the gifts He has given her.