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Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert
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Waiting for Wings

by Lois Ehlert

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Genre: Informational

Summary: In a book geared towards young readers, (4-6,) kids can see the process that occurs when a caterpillar turns into a butterfly in a story-like format. In the back of the book there are different illustrations that depict the parts of a butterfly and flowers.

Review: The illustrations an this book are very bright and exciting to the eye. I like the story-like format for young readers, and I believe that this book presents scientifically relevant and accurate information for a young reader.
  ebrink15 | Sep 1, 2018 |
Preschool 3-5
The illustrations in this book are beautiful and engaging. There are two stories within this book and it's shown in a unique way. Students learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and can make text-to-world connections through this book.
  Kiante | Feb 26, 2018 |
The story is about the life cycle of a butterfly. It has vivid descriptions and it a great book for visualizing. ( )
  SharleyWade | Feb 26, 2018 |
Lauren B. recommended when I asked for a picture book with flowers or butterflies. This one has plenty of both! It also has a lot of butterfly and garden facts in the back. ( )
  JennyArch | Apr 15, 2017 |
simple discussion of how caterpillars turn into butterflies

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  TUCC | Jul 26, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0152026088, Hardcover)

Lois Ehlert, beloved illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and many other bold, beautiful picture books has outdone herself with this gorgeous (seriously breathtaking) celebration of butterfly metamorphosis. "Out in the fields, eggs are hidden from view, / clinging to leaves with butterfly glue. / Soon caterpillars hatch. They creep and chew. / Each one knows what it must do." As the gentle rhyme unfolds, we turn the small, partial pages that form the larger spread of fabulous foliage in this lush, oversized book. Before our eyes, the eggs turn to caterpillars, the caterpillars to cases, the cases to lovely butterflies. "They pump their wings, get ready to fly, then hungry butterflies head for the sky." The colors become increasingly dazzling, each butterfly springing to life with Ehlert's color-soaked cut-paper magic. Several pages of background material conclude the book, labeling different kinds of butterflies at different stages of development, from the buckeye butterfly to the painted lady to the monarch. A "Butterfly Information" page clearly labels butterfly anatomy and answers basic question about these fascinating fluttery insects, a "Flower Identification" page showcases butterfly-attracting flowers such as the purple coneflower (echinacea), phlox, and lantana, and the last page offers a few pointers on growing a butterfly garden. (Ages 3 to 6) --Karin Snelson

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:16 -0400)

Simple text and bright pictures show how butterflies use flowers and identify several types of butterflies.

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