From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
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Annotation: Introduction to metamorphosis displayed as a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.
Genre: Biology
Catalog Number: #5489820
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
All Formats: Search
Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 1996
Edition Date: 1996
Illustrator: Weissman, Bari,
Pages: 31 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-06-024264-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-06-024264-0
Dewey: 595.78
LCCN: 93039055
Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
Today a caterpillar came to school in a jar.' A child narrates the class experience in watching the stages of metamorphosis until the sad/happy day they set their butterfly free. Colorful watercolors depict the robust children and the caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly. The final three pages describe six common butterfly species and list the addresses of four butterfly centers.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1--Although the drama of metamorphosis has been documented with greater detail in other titles, this presentation stands out because of its classroom setting. The process is seen through the children's eyes as they experience the excitement of observing the wiggly caterpillar, watch it molt, change into a chrysalis, endure the endless waiting, and stare in wonder as a Painted Lady butterfly emerges and dries its wings. The closing pages show the class at the window watching the insect pause on a flower before flying away to begin the life cycle once again. Pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations create a cheerful setting similar in style to those found in Miriam Cohen's books about classroom events. Close-ups show the stages of transformation as captions wend along plant leaves and stems reminiscent of a caterpillar crawling. A small collection of butterflies commonly found in most parts of the U.S. and a list of addresses of butterfly centers are appended. An inviting book that young children can relate to and one that teachers will find valuable to support nature-study projects.--Diane Nunn, Richard E. Byrd Elementary School, Glen Rock, NJ
Word Count: 550
Reading Level: 2.9
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.9 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 18870 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.8 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q04266
Lexile: AD520L

A caterpillar comes to school in a jar and the class watches the caterpillar each day as it grows and changes. Soon, it disappears into a hard shell called a chrysalis. Where did it go? This is a perfect beginner's guide to the mystery of metamorphosis.

Named as a NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, this book explains the life cycle from caterpillar to butterfly with easy-to-follow prose from Deborah Heiligman and warm, colorful illustrations from Bari Weissman.

This is a Stage 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. 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.

Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards

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