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Eliza and the Dragonfly (Sharing Nature with Children Series)
     

Eliza and the Dragonfly (Sharing Nature with Children Series)

by Susie Caldwell Rinehart, Anisa Claire Hovemann (Illustrator)
 

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When a dragonfly lands on her toothbrush, Eliza goes to a nearby pond with her bug-loving Aunt Doris. There in the pond she sees an "awful green creature" - a dragonfly nymph - the size of a paperclip. "Eeeeewwww!" she says. Before long Eliza changes her tune. Observing the fascinating transformation of the ugly nymph into a beautiful flying creature, Eliza learns to

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When a dragonfly lands on her toothbrush, Eliza goes to a nearby pond with her bug-loving Aunt Doris. There in the pond she sees an "awful green creature" - a dragonfly nymph - the size of a paperclip. "Eeeeewwww!" she says. Before long Eliza changes her tune. Observing the fascinating transformation of the ugly nymph into a beautiful flying creature, Eliza learns to appreciate dragonflies . . . and her funny Aunt Doris! Beautiful and soft watercolor illustrations by Anisa Claire Hovemann complement this humorous and educational story. Includes information about the lifecycle of dragonflies and a resource section.

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Children's Literature
Eliza and the Dragonfly is the author's first book, and it is a delightful one about a young girl who becomes entranced by a dragonfly. The story begins when a dragonfly flies into Eliza's house. Eliza is excited because her Aunt Doris is an entomologist who studies insects. Eliza and her aunt ride down to the pond where they release it from a jar. Aunt Doris explains to Eliza how dragonflies begin their lives in water. She makes a waterscope from an empty juice container, covers the top with plastic and shows Eliza how to look through the scope. Eliza sees a dragonfly nymph she names Horace. Aunt Doris says she should watch Horace as he hatches into a dragonfly. Eliza spends time watching and drawing Horace. Sometimes her friends come to the pond to also watch and wonder when Horace will climb out of the pond. Then one day, Horace is gone from water. Aunt Doris points to a tall plant where Horace is waiting to hatch. Slowly, he breaks through his shell and opens his wings. Eliza and her friends are thrilled to see Horace fly over the pond, gobbling up mosquitoes. The illustrations are done in soft blues, greens, lavender and yellow pastel colors. Back cover material gives further information about the life cycle and history of dragonflies. Online resources are also included. 2004, Dawn Publications, Ages 4 to 10.
—Della A. Yannuzzi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584690597
Publisher:
Dawn Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
A Sharing Nature with Children Book Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 10 Years

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