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Jan 01, 1989
| ISBN 9780823409099
| 4-8 years
Jul 01, 2012
| ISBN 9780823426959
| 4-8 years
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Jan 01, 1989 | ISBN 9780823409099 | 4-8 years
Jul 01, 2012 | ISBN 9780823426959 | 4-8 years
Introduce young readers to the fascinating process of how catepillars become butterflies. Follow the transformation from a tiny white egg laid on a leaf to a brilliantly colored butterfly in this kid-friendly introduction to metamorphosis. With detailed, bright watercolors, Gail Gibbons illustrates the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, stage by stage, as it grows, changes, and takes flight. With clear, labeled diagrams and simple text that defines and reinforces important vocabulary, Monarch Butterfly introduces key concepts of insect anatomy and behavior. And of course, the unique migration of the monarch– which can range up to four thousand miles– is covered, with descriptions of how the insects travel, and how people in their path celebrate the occasion. This classic look at butterflies also includes directions on raising your own monarch at home, and a page of fun facts about these colorful butterflies.
According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons “has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator.” The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the… More about Gail Gibbons
★ “Readers who are familiar with Gibbons’s other titles will recognize her engaging, informative style. . . . An outstanding choice for instructional use and enjoyable reading.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review
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