From Caterpillar to Butterfly

From Caterpillar to Butterfly


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After a caterpillar comes to school in a jar, the children are captivated as it eats, grows, and eventually becomes a beautiful Painted Lady butterfly. This title features colorful illustrations from veteran illustrator Bari Weissman and lively text from National Book Award finalist and Michael L. Printz Honor winner Deborah Heiligman.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book includes web research prompts and an activity encouraging kids to identify the different types of butterflies all around them. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Louis Sorkin, Senior Scientific Assistant at the American Museum of Natural History.

This is a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062381835
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Level 1
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 85,255
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

At age five, Deborah Heiligman checked out her first library book—What Is a Butterfly?—and her love of science and nature has grown ever since. She has written one other Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book, On the Move, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. She is also the author of the middle grade biography Charles and Emma, which was a National Book Award finalist and a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. Ms. Heiligman lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.

Bari Weissman has been illustrating children's books for nearly forty years. She was born and raised in the Bronx and received her master's degree in art education at Massachusetts College of Art. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband.

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From Caterpillar to Butterfly 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
jyasinchuk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A terrific informational book about the process of metamorphosis as a class follows the life cycle of a butterfly from caterpillar to pupae to adult. The illustrations ably support the text. Strongly recommended for Preschool to Grade 2 students as a resource for curricular purposes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter who is 4 is really into butterflies right now, this book has helped her understand the entire life cycle from the egg to the butterfly.
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Homeschooling_mommy More than 1 year ago
We homeschool our 5 year old daughter and her friend and they love this series for our science section. They usually contain some sort of extra activity they can do independently and the pictures are really colorful and detailed. The writing is easy to understand for them and it really gets them interested in the topic. Many of the questions they had about the butterfly were answered within the book, which made it easier for me too!! Afterwards, we watched a video from National Geo Kids. The kids are now really excited about science and look forward to the next book. Thanks Harper rock!!
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devanmom More than 1 year ago
I have purchased a couple of these and intend to buy more. They are useful for homeschooling and really fun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ever since I read j.singh's The Butterfly to my kids they've been obsessed with caterpillars and butterflies and just about the entire insect kingdom. So, undoubtedly, I've been cajoled into buying pretty much every butterfly book on the market (i plan to bill Singh!). Now having read all these books I consider myself a sorta self-proclaimed authority whose mission is to save parents time and money. And so here are the winners according to me and my two wonderful children. The gold medal goes to GOOD NIGHT SWEET BUTTERFLIES (for the illustrations color and content); the silver medal to FROM BUTTERFLY TO CATERPILLAR (for content and pictures); and the bronze to WAITING FOR WINGS (for content). There are plenty of others but these are a good place to start. Hope I've been helpful.