Ages 4-6. From the Backyard Books series, which debuted this spring with Are You a Ladybug? and Are You a Snail? , come two more volumes that lead children to imagine themselves as small, familiar animals. Butterfly begins with the egg, followed by the caterpillar, the chrysalis, and the emergence of the butterfly. The text, informal and engaging, talks the child/animal through its metamorphoses: "Your wings are crumpled. They look terrible. Don't worry. Hang upside down from your chrysalis." In Spider , the narration addresses a newly hatched spider, instructing it in the art of spinning thread and creating a proper web, and warning it to watch out for birds and wasps. Humphries' artwork, colorful and precise, offers large-scale pictures just right for sharing with preschool and primary-grade classes. Two fine additions to an informative and enjoyable nature series for young children. Carolyn Phelan
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Bought the book to go along with a butterfly hatching kit. Huge success! It has great pictures and goes along with the hatching ...Published 15 months ago by tina f. hofmann
My son loves butterflies and this is a perfect book. Very easy to read and great pictures. Great reading for young kids.Published 16 months ago by bama Fan
We bought this for our daughter's Easter basket this year because she was really interested in butterflies. This book was perfect. Affordable and you learn a lot from it.Published 20 months ago by Mays
THIS WAS PURCHASED AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR A LITTLE GIRL WHO LOVES ALL THINGS BUTTERFLY. HER DAD SAID HE WAS SURE SHE WOULD LOVE IT. Read morePublished on January 23, 2011 by Sharon A. Wainwright
We have ordered the majority of the Backyard books for our daughter who loves science. Good explanation, fair illustrations. Read morePublished on September 29, 2010 by Dad of one