Butterfly

Overview

A tiny caterpillar begins to eat. What happens as it grows? How does it become a butterfly? What does the butterfly feed on?

With beautiful photographs and outstanding illustrations, this book answers these questions and many others. It shows the life cycle of the butterfly, from caterpillar, to chrysalis, to fully-grown adult.

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Overview

A tiny caterpillar begins to eat. What happens as it grows? How does it become a butterfly? What does the butterfly feed on?

With beautiful photographs and outstanding illustrations, this book answers these questions and many others. It shows the life cycle of the butterfly, from caterpillar, to chrysalis, to fully-grown adult.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Erika Clark
On the leaf of a thistle plant rests a painted lady butterfly laying her eggs to continue another cycle of life. In roughly five days, the slightly sticky eggs will free squirmy, prickly caterpillars the size of a fingernail. After ingesting the shell of its egg, the caterpillar will inch its along, munching on the leaf with its strong teeth. What happens when the caterpillar grows bigger? Like putting on a too small jacket, the caterpillar's skin becomes really tight and hugs its body until it molts. "Soon its skin will split open and inside will be a chrysalis...When the butterfly is almost ready, the chrysalis becomes transparent, or see-through. The chrysalis splits open near the bottom and the butterfly's head peeks out. Then its wings and legs appear." The painted lady butterfly will soon become strong enough to fly away to find food, a mate, and lay more eggs to repeat the cycle once more. Reviewer: Erika Clark
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3–These books open with seeds or eggs or just after a birth and move through the life cycle, closing as another generation begins. Each stage is described on a spread that features clearly written, oversized text and a caption opposite a full-page, realistic watercolor, or, occasionally, a photograph. Near the bottom of the illustration, a question (“What will hatch out of the eggs?”) leads readers to the next chapter. Some illustrations don’t reflect the text or lack sufficient details, close-ups, or diagrams. A final “More About” page gives species, location, and size information. A worthwhile purchase despite the minor flaws.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897563908
  • Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Series: How Does It Grow? Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Tiny Eggs 4

First Days 6

Hungry Caterpillar 8

New Skin 10

The Next Stage 12

Big Changes 14

A Butterfly! 16

Flying Away 18

Beautiful Wings 20

Food from Flowers 22

Butterfly Senses 24

Starting Again 26

More About Butterflies 28

Words to Remember 30

Web Sites 31

Index 32

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