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Dazzling Dragonflies: A Life Cycle Story
     

Dazzling Dragonflies: A Life Cycle Story

by Linda Glaser
 
A dragonfly lays her clutch of eggs and the life cycle of dragonflies has begun. Watch as the little nymphs change over time into beautiful adults who can move through the air like an acrobat.

Overview

A dragonfly lays her clutch of eggs and the life cycle of dragonflies has begun. Watch as the little nymphs change over time into beautiful adults who can move through the air like an acrobat.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Norah Piehl
Linda Glaser adds to her reputation as a talented conveyer of science information to young people with this picture book journey through the dragonfly's life cycle. Beginning (and ending) with a female dragonfly laying eggs in a pond, the story traces the underwater development of the dragonfly nymph, the development of wings, and the mating process. Glaser also discusses the dragonfly's place on the food chain and how this changes over the life cycle. Written in an engaging, approachable second-person style, addressed to the dragonfly itself ("Where are your wings, little dragonfly nymph?"), the text is at an appropriate level for sharing with preschool or early elementary-age children. Older readers and those who desire more information will find more in-depth answers in the back-of-book with the frequently asked questions. Mia Posada's mixed-media illustrations are large and engaging, depicting a half-dozen varieties of dragonflies throughout the life cycle. Young scientists will enjoy putting their new knowledge to work during summertime nature walks. Reviewer: Norah Piehl
School Library Journal

K-Gr 3

Clearly written text and bright-hued watercolor collage illustrations introduce the life cycle of that zip-a-dipping aerialist, the dragonfly, from newly laid eggs, through months of aquatic life as a nymph, to the final metamorphosis into a glitter-winged creature. Aspects of each stage of life are briefly highlighted in the storylike narrative ("Hello, hungry dragonfly nymph! You jut out your long toothy lip and grab small bugs and fish"). The word "mating" is never used, but an illustration of copulating pondhawks is described as "dragonfly partners sparking new life." Several final pages identify the species in the illustrations, and, in question-and-answer format, present frequently requested information. Simpler than Patrick Merrick's photo-filled Dragonflies (The Child's World, 2006), Glaser's offering is basic, attractive, and easy to read.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822567530
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Series:
Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures Ser.
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
450L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Linda Glaser is the author of many successful nonfiction picture books, mainly on natural history subjects. Her books Spectacular Spiders, Compost!, and Wonderful Worms were all named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association. In addition to teaching and writing, she conducts writing workshops for schoolchildren and for adults.

Mia Posada enjoys combining her love of art with her interest in nature. She is the author and illustrator of four nature picture books: Dandelions: Stars in the Grass; Ladybugs: Red, Fiery, and Bright; Robins: Songbirds of Spring; and Guess What Is Growing Inside this Egg.

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