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National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly

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 types of butterflies and poisonous caterpillars, this reader is one of a kind.

This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the magnificent images of National Geographic, accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children’s book authors.

The inside back cover of the paperback edition is an interactive feature based upon the book. Level 1 books reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. In Level 2 books readers complete a Cloze letter, or fun fill-in, with vocabulary words.

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  1. Stephen "sdlorimor" says:

    Caterpillar + Butterfly = Winner My son loves this book, as do I. National Geographic hit a home run on this one.Not present is National Geographic’s habit of digitally adding unnecessary characters to host the book, or their penchant for unnecessary vocabulary (“mojo”, for example).What is present are caterpillars and butterflies. Lots of them. In photos and in text, the book is sure to captivate the interest of children everywhere.Oh, and two tips for parents whose children request they read this book over and over to the point where you groan when they want you to read the book. First, liven up the book by substituting the word “monster” for “butterfly”. This sent my son into gales of laughter one evening. Second, amuse yourself by adding the word “midlife” before the word “chrysalis”. The play on words will be entirely lost on your child, and it’ll bring a smile to your own face.Then buy another National Geographic Books and hide the one you’ve read twenty times in the last month.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The images are beautiful. I cant wait to give my two copies to 2 of my grandchildren. the boys love bugs and they are going to be enthralled

  3. Anonymous says:

    Great pictures and very attractive to young (and old) eyes. I know that my four year old grandson will love it.

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