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Are You a Dragonfly? (Up The Garden Path / Backyard Books)

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The most colorful wings on the pond belong to the nimble dragonfly, but this delicate flying insect didn't begin life in the air. In Backyard Books: Are You a Dragonfly? by Judy Allen with illustrations by Tudor Humphries, the secrets of metamorphosis are unfurled through the story of a familiar backyard creature.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 13th 2004 by Kingfisher (first published April 15th 2001)
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Cathy aka The Attached Mama
This book was an excellent "living book" that tied in nicely with our nature study on dragonflies. I used it as a read aloud before we went on a nature walk. The book is beautifully illustrated and the kids learned a lot.
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I really enjoy this series. Such interesting drawings of the dragonfly shedding its skin. And I had no idea that dragonflies lived in the water for two years before coming out to live on land. Wow.
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Judy Allen is an award-winning author whose novel Awaiting Developments was short-listed for the Whitbread Children's Novel Award.

Judy Allen, along with illustrator Tudor Humphries, created Kingfisher's award-winning Backyard Books series and many other successful books, including the Reading Rainbow selections Tiger and Seal.
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