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Amazing Butterflies and Moths (Eyewitness Junior) Paperback – May 21, 1991


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  • Age Range: 6 - 11 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 6
  • Lexile Measure: 980L (What's this?)
  • Series: Eyewitness Junior (Book 9)
  • Paperback: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (May 21, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679815155
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679815150
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,575,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Full-color photos & full-color illus. Fabulous photos reveal the differences between these two families of insects and an easy-to-read text explains why moths are attracted to light, why some caterpillars are so hairy, and more.  

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ChristineMM TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
Being a fan of other Eyewitness publications, I was surprised to find myself disappointed with this book. As with all Eyewitness books, the photographs are lovely. However, they concentrate mostly on large images of butterflies and moths, concentrating mostly on their beauty, rather than showing more close range photos that show body parts. Most annoying is the complete lack of a photographic and text chronological process of egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly or moth. How can they leave this out? They show bits and pieces of the life stage scattered throughout the text, which I found confusing and disjointed. If an adult is confused or lacking a feeling of thoroughness, I wonder that the children aged 4-8 which the publisher has this categorized for will think.
I advise to skip this book completely and move on to "Eyewitness Butterfly and Moth" which is slotted for ages 9-12 (but my younger children are able to handle as a read-aloud). That book has more detail and more of the wonderful beautiful photographs.
As a comparison, the book for children titled "Life of a Butterfly" by Heiderrose and Andreas Fischer-Nagel does a superb job of showing high quality photographs of the life cycle. There are more stages than I was expecting and detailed photos such as the caterpillar shedding its' skin.
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