Synopses & Reviews
A caterpillar comes to school in a jar and the class watches the caterpillar each day as it grows and changes. Soon, it disappears into a hard shell called a chrysalis. Where did it go? This is a perfect beginner's guide to the mystery of metamorphosis.
Named as a NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, this book explains the life cycle from caterpillar to butterfly with easy-to-follow prose from Deborah Heiligman and warm, colorful illustrations from Bari Weissman.
This is a Stage 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explains simple science concepts for preschoolers and kindergarteners. 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.
Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
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)
About the Author
At age five, Deborah Heiligman checked out her first library book—What Is a Butterfly?
—and her love of science and nature has grown ever since. She has written one other Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book, On the Move
, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. She is also the author of the middle grade biography Charles and Emma
, which was a National Book Award finalist and a Michael L. Printz Honor Book. Ms. Heiligman lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.
Bari Weissman has been illustrating children's books for nearly forty years. She was born and raised in the Bronx and received her master's degree in art education at Massachusetts College of Art. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband.