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Butterfly Birthday

by Harriet Ziefert, Mark Jones
     
 


Butterfly Birthday completes a quartet of books—Snow Party, Mermaid Dance and By the Light of the Harvest Moon—that celebrates the many and miraculous wonders of the changing seasons. On the first day of spring, bugs—dressed in their finest attire—greet one another after the long, cold winter and hold a spectacular party to welcome the vernal…  See more details below

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Butterfly Birthday completes a quartet of books—Snow Party, Mermaid Dance and By the Light of the Harvest Moon—that celebrates the many and miraculous wonders of the changing seasons. On the first day of spring, bugs—dressed in their finest attire—greet one another after the long, cold winter and hold a spectacular party to welcome the vernal equinox. Mark Jones' beautiful and bewitching pastel illustrations bring this magical world to life.

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Children's Literature - Amanda Ledbetter
The first day of spring has arrived, and the insects are ready to greet the changing of the seasons. Beetles, crickets, ants, wasps, and spiders emerge from their winter homes to begin preparations for a special party to celebrate the day. While they work, the caterpillars are busying munching on leaves, to the dismay of a little ant. He learns, however, that the caterpillars were preparing for their part in the celebration. Their chrysalises serve as decorations for the party, and as the day progresses, the butterflies emerge and join the other insects in their spring dance. With Butterfly Birthday, Ziefert completes her collection of books on the changing of the seasons. She captures several science concepts, including metamorphosis and the equinoxes, through this captivating story. Mark Jones has crafted beautiful images of the variety and colors found in butterflies and in other insects through his illustrations. This selection would be an excellent book to initiate an elementary class study of spring, butterflies, or insects. Reviewer: Amanda Ledbetter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609050153
Publisher:
Blue Apple Books
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
11.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Harriet Ziefert is the author of more than 200 children's books. The mother of two and the grandmother of five, she lives in South Orange, New Jersey.

Mark Jones was born in Switzerland, grew up in Florida, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a degree in illustration. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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