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Butterflies
     

Butterflies

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by Seymour Simon
 

Butterflies are beautiful, inspiring, amazing insects. Did you know that butterflies . . .

  • have eyes that can look in all directions—up, down, forward, backward, left, and right—all at the same time?
  • taste with their feet?
  • can migrate 3,000 miles every year?

Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon

Overview

Butterflies are beautiful, inspiring, amazing insects. Did you know that butterflies . . .

  • have eyes that can look in all directions—up, down, forward, backward, left, and right—all at the same time?
  • taste with their feet?
  • can migrate 3,000 miles every year?

Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon invites readers to explore the world of butterflies and moths with fascinating facts and stunning full-color photographs.

Learn where to find butterflies and moths, how to observe them in nature, and how to plant your very own butterfly garden!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Science writer Simon vividly explores the life cycles of butterflies and moths around the globe: “Butterflies and moths live in high mountains; in deserts and swamps; on cold, windblown Arctic tundra; and in warm tropical rainforests.” Simon’s often breathtaking photographs offer closeup views of the insects, demonstrating color variations and their incredible transformations from pupa to adult moth or butterfly. Readers will be armed for the field with juicy vocabulary (like proboscis and chrysalis) and tantalizing anatomical descriptions to share (“Butterflies smell with their antennae and taste with their feet”). Ages 5–9. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
It is hard not to be captivated by a butterfly when it flits by. The colors draw your eye and then you watch more closely and see the butterfly's movements among the flowers are almost hypnotizing with no straight lines. Simon opens his book with the story of the monarch butterflies' long journey to their winter homes. What is even more interesting is learning that no single butterfly makes the whole trip. Those who return are the great grandchildren of those who started the trip. Amazingly butterflies and moths make up more than 20% of the animal population. They belong to the order of insects called Lepidoptera which means "scaly wings." Can you tell the difference between a butterfly and a moth? Simon makes it easy with a clear explanation accompanied by excellent full color photographs. The stages of a butterfly's life are addressed and again illustrated with full color photographs. The emergence of a monarch is fully illustrated. On another page readers will find a full page photograph showing the incredible proboscis of a butterfly. Simon's trademark clear text, filled with interesting facts and an excellent selection of photographs make a fascinating and enjoyable book for kids of any age. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061914935
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
259,891
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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Meet the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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Butterflies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Chariot7 More than 1 year ago
I love the way this book on Butterflies and how presented for more information than general on this beautiful creature of the Earth - how they survive, and to what distances they travel and so much more. Thanks to Seymour Simon for sharing of your knowledge of Butterflies.