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Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing Butterflies and Moths
     

Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing Butterflies and Moths

by Jim Arnosky
 
Born in a tree and raised by bees, Crinkleroot is the perfect tour guide to the natural world. In this latest addition to the Crinkleroot series, he offers insights into some special "critters" known as Lepidoptera. Readers will learn how to identify certain butterflies and moths and discover some interesting facts about their anatomy, the way they sleep, and what

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Born in a tree and raised by bees, Crinkleroot is the perfect tour guide to the natural world. In this latest addition to the Crinkleroot series, he offers insights into some special "critters" known as Lepidoptera. Readers will learn how to identify certain butterflies and moths and discover some interesting facts about their anatomy, the way they sleep, and what they eat. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2What is the easiest way to tell a butterfly from a moth? Arnosky answers this and other related questions in this attractive book that serves many purposes. As old Crinkleroot takes readers on a walk through meadows and woods and into the night, he identifies various species. Showing the insects in their actual size, the detailed watercolor illustrations serve as an excellent tool for identification. At the same time, through the narrator's friendly chatter, useful report information is provided, such as how butterflies sip nectar, types of flowers that appeal to them, and their life cycle. Caterpillars are also observed, pictured next to the butterfly or moth that they become. Giant moths are also featured. With his daffy sense of humor and his gentle love for the subject matter, Crinkleroot, with his snake friend Sassafrass coiled around his hat, has become a reliable old friend and guide to the natural world. This book is sure to inspire young readers to go out and take a closer look at it.Helen Rosenberg, Chicago Public Library, IL
Carolyn Phelan
Friendly woodsman Crinkleroot, whose other illustrated guidebooks introduce young children to birds, trees, fish, mammals, and tracking, now takes young children on a nature hike to meet butterflies and moths. After introducing some fundamentals of lepidopteran anatomy, Crinkleroot and his pet snake Sassafras go on a daytime walk to point out various butterflies and relate their life cycle and then on a night hike to observe and describe the ways of moths. Arnosky illustrates the book in lively fashion with bright, sunny watercolor paintings, showing all labeled butterflies and caterpillars in actual size. An appealing, practical cross between a picture book and a field guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689805875
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
05/01/1996
Series:
Crinkleroot Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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