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Eliza and the Dragonfly (2004)

by Susie Caldwell Rinehart

Other authors: Anisa Claire Hovemann (Illustrator)

Series: Sharing Nature With Children Book

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When a dragonfly slips in and lands on her toothbrush, Eliza escorts it to a nearby pond to learn more about these remarkable insects.

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Eliza was curious about dragonflies, her aunt Doris was an entomologist, they came to a pool and found out a newt. they both saw how a drangonfly grew up. Eliza realized that she was the best way she could be. Instead of drangonflies it also tells about other creatures that children may interest. 2-4. ( )
  siyu_jiang | Nov 11, 2013 |
This educational story is about a young girl named Eliza who goes on adventures with her Aunt Doris. They learn about the life of dragonflies. It is also a great story to know that it's okay to be different and to be yourself. This story can be used for elementary science.
  kelsiemaxwell | Oct 1, 2013 |
This book is about Eliza and her aunt and how they watch a dragonfly from when it is a newt to when it becomes a dragonfly and this makes Eliza realize she is doesn't need to change her appearance, that she is great the way she is. I recommend this book because it is informational about dragonflies and it addresses self acceptance head on. I would recommend this book for students in grade 2-4.
  kaylakegan | Sep 26, 2013 |
This book is about this girl who is very curious about dragonflies. Her aunt named Doris who loves insects and outdoor activities tells her about the dragonfly. Aunt Doris also educates her that many things can be pretty as it is. In this book there are some good words for children to learn, such as "Magnificent...etc."
This book can be very informative about dragonflies.
It can fit nicely between grades 2-5. ( )
  ChengYenLee | Sep 24, 2013 |
Eliza is a young girl that catches a dragonfly and releases back into its habitat with her aunt. She explores the habitat and how the dragonfly matures and grows into a beautiful creature, while at the same time she learns to except herself by learning that it doesn't matter what you look like, just like Horace the dragonfly didn't need to be beautiful and fly all the time. I like this book because it gives good information on dragonfly and how they grow, but it also has a subtle hint towards being and loving yourself. I would use this with grade 2 and up.
  rekrumrie | Sep 24, 2013 |
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When a dragonfly slips in and lands on her toothbrush, Eliza escorts it to a nearby pond to learn more about these remarkable insects.

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