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What Will I Be? (Flip the Flap and Find Out)

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Lift the flaps and learn about animal life in this fresh, fun-filled book for curious preschoolers.

A small papery bundle hangs under a leaf by a silken thread. Can you guess what it will be one day? Butterflies, polar bears, turtles, frogs, birds — they all have a fascinating life journey to follow. Peek under each large flap and look at colorful spreads to find out how ea
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Candlewick
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Ms Threlkeld
Oct 02, 2017 rated it liked it
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Cool concept. Has the potential to be more.
A fun, vibrant, interactive book featuring animal life cycles. One part features a small, furry, white animal. Lifting the flap reveals that the animal will be a polar bear. The next spread of pages provides 4 facts about polar bears through its life cycle. Other animals included in the story are: butterfly, sea turtle, frog, and bird. The final page includes a picture of a baby and a flap that reveals a little boy.

This is a great book to use with older preschool students. It can also be used a
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's hard to find good nonfiction for preschoolers, so I was excited to share this book with my little one. She enjoyed the lift the flaps, guessing what each "baby" would become, and learned new facts about each animal. This book might be a little too long to share in a library storytime, but I would definitely recommend this to teachers to share in their early childhood classrooms.
Kathryn Sublett
This book can be used to show the life cycle of animals. Teachers could put the first stage of each animal depicted in the book on tables and ask students to predict what will happen next. Students will listen to a read aloud of this book to understand the life cycles of each animal and restructure their ideas. This would be an appropriate for students in second grade.
This is a great book to read with ECE level readers because they get to use deductive reasoning skills to determine what each baby will become! It talks about birds, mammals, and amphibians to give children a well-rounded idea of what the animal kingdom of babies is really like. With lift-the-flaps, the book is very engaging!
I liked the other book I read in this series better, but this one is fine for teachers wanting lift the flap titles. I should have done a picture walk prior to reading it and I might have gotten the polar bear baby from the cover. OK for what it is.
Edward Sullivan
Mar 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Lift-the-flap fun and delightful illustrations.
Jun 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Cute guessing game about life cycles for preschoolers. Probably not likely to be read over and over again, but a fun choice.
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Love this! Can't wait to use it for a class at Tyler Arboretum. I am becoming a fan of Nicola Davies books!
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Ryan loved guessing what each animal would be. He kept talking about the story later in the day.

The next time he loved it because there are so many animals and they turn from small to big.
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