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Caterpillar to Butterfly (National Geographic Readers)

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Butterflies are all around us. It's hard to believe these majestic insects with impressive wingspans and beautifully colored and patterned wings were once creepy crawly caterpillars. How in the world does this transformation happen? This Level 1 Reader gives kids an up-close look at exactly how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. With bonus information including different t ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Feb 02, 2016 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jacob, ellie, mom
Short but well written information about butterflies. Jacob loved the jokes on each page. Read before our field trip to the Goleta butterfly preserve..krb 2/2/16

Read again for our field trip. This year Jacob said the jokes weren't very good!...krb 1/24/17
Oct 12, 2016 Tristin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
learning basic stages of butterfly development, good spanish review
Izzy Anders
"Caterpillar to Butterfly," written by Laura F. Marsh through National Geographic Readers, is a simple, easy-to-read, informational book on the lifecycle of a butterfly. Real-life pictures and large, bolded words make the information uncomplicated to comprehend, which makes it an early childhood/primary level book. It portrays the information in an engaging way, using the illustrations effectively. I contend children will enjoy this book due to the bright colors and simplicity.

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Feb 26, 2015 Kieran rated it really liked it
I learned about wings and chrysalis and they turn into butterflies. Before they come out they are in an egg. The mom butterfly lays eggs. Caterpillars eat their shells when they are ready to come out and all the caterpillars turn into butterflies and they have wings and they change. They taste from their feet and they drink from their tongue. I counted for six. There's also different kinds of caterpillars and we don't eat caterpillars. Moths looks different than butterflies. When you plant some ...more
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Mar 28, 2014 Savannah Work rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Caterpillar to Butterfly contains information on the life cycle of the Butterfly. The book contains realistic photographs and vocabulary words for children to easily understand. The colorful images will maintain a child's interest.

In the classroom: This book would be very beneficial to use for scientific life cycle concepts.
Tim Johnson
Mar 09, 2016 Tim Johnson rated it really liked it
Shelves: discovery-time
This is and excellent and easy read that has all of the pertinent information for kindergartners through second grade. It's not overwhelming, takes about ten minutes to read aloud and has the type of stunning full color photographs the Nat Geo is well-known for.
Kiera Turner
Jul 10, 2014 Kiera Turner rated it really liked it
I loved the illustrations in this book! Great non fiction book that can be used during a spring theme or a growing and changing theme. This book gives a lot of great facts about butterflies and their life cycle.
Yazir Paredes
Jul 26, 2016 Yazir Paredes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abi, science
Buen libro fácil de leer para mi hija de 5 años. De una manera sencilla cubre la vida de las mariposas, ciclo de vida, medio ambiente etc. Las ilustraciones mantienen la calidad que National Geographic nos tiene acostumbrados.
Karen Arendt
Jun 09, 2013 Karen Arendt rated it really liked it
Beautiful photographs ad simple text make this book accessible for young readers. The book explains the four stages and the differences between a moth and a butterfly. Includes some riddles for fun and a quiz at the end.
Aug 25, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: tl-320
This book is a great resource for students who desire to learn about butterflies. It can definitely be used to teach younger grades, but upper elementary students could enjoy it as well.
Wooden Horse
National Geographic Kids Level 1 Reader.
Beautiful photography from all stages of a caterpillar/butterflies life with activities in the back that compliment the reading material.
Feb 03, 2016 Rosanna rated it it was amazing
This answered most of our questions, and raised some very good ones to ask a naturalist on our field trip to the Monarch Grove.
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Apr 13, 2013 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-new
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