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From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) (1996)

by Deborah Heiligman

Other authors: Bari Weissman (Illustrator)

Series: Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science

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Genre: Nonfiction
Reading Level: grades 1-3
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The narrator of the story tells a story about how a little caterpillar comes into a classroom in a jar and the whole class gets to watch its metamorphosis. The narrator leads the reader through the different changes that the butterfly goes through but is written from a child’s point of view. The children are very excited to see the transformation but in the end the whole class is sad to see the butterfly go.
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This book would be helpful because of the information that is provided about the metamorphosis of a butterfly. It’s not overwhelming with content and big words to confuse the reader. The information make up for what a textbook could lack.
  rdg301library | Mar 17, 2015 |
has great pictures to show what is happening. ( )
  Sagittar1us | Jun 12, 2013 |
This book is about the stages of a btterfly how it starts out and then ends up.
Age 3-5
  krystinarudnick | Mar 13, 2013 |
This is a very informative book that contains alot of content-specific vocabulary. They discuss the life cycle while using terms, like larva, pupa, chrysalis, etc. This is a very good book to depict the life cycle of a butterfly and it was used in one of my first grade science lessons. The children really took to the vocabulary. ( )
  smdorr | Nov 7, 2012 |
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. ( )
  jyasinchuk | Jul 28, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064451291, Paperback)

A caterpillar comes to school in a jar. The class watches the caterpillar each day as it grows and changes. Soon, it disappears into a hard shell called a chrysalis. Then the chrysalis breaks, and a beautiful butterfly flies out of the jar! This is a perfect beginner's guide to the mystery of metamorphosis.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1997 (NSTA/CBC)

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While watching a caterpillar brought to school in a glass jar slowly change into a beautiful butterfly, the class and the reader learn the basics about the mystery of metamorphosis.

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