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: #5713588
Format: Paperback
All Formats: Search
Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 1996
Edition Date: 2015
Illustrator: Weissman, Bari,
Pages: 31 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-06-238183-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-06-238183-5
Dewey: 595.78
LCCN: 93039055
Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
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: AD490L

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.


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