Butterflies in Room 6: See How They Grow

Butterflies in Room 6: See How They Grow

by Caroline Arnold


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Kindergarteners raise butterflies from egg to adult in this close-up look at the insect life cycle.

Follow a classroom of real kindergartners as they participate in a popular activity: raising butterflies. Astonishing photographs show the life cycle of the painted lady butterfly, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to adult. Engaging text captures the children's wonder and explains the science behind metamorphosis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580898942
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 811,637
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Caroline Arnold is the author of more than 160 books for children. She writes both fiction and nonfiction and recently has illustrated some of her books with striking cut paper art. To see prints and cards of her illustrations, go to www.etsy.com/shop/CarolineArnoldArt. Her newest book, Hatching Chicks in Room 6, will be available January 2017. Other recent titles include Living Fossils: Clues to the Past, A Day and Night in the Rain Forest, A Polar Bear's World, A Panda's World, A Warmer World, Too Hot? Too Cold? and many more. Her most recent fiction books are Wiggle and Waggle, a collection of five stories for beginning readers, and The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers, a tall tale. For a complete list of books and more go to www.carolinearnold.com.

Read an Excerpt

The children in room 6 are learning about butterflies.

Their teacher, Mrs. Best, has brought butterfly eggs to school. In about four weeks the tiny eggs will become beautiful painted lady butterflies. How does this happen? The children will watch and find out.

Like many insects, a butterfly has four stages of life. A painted lady’s life begins with a small blue egg. The egg become sa caterpillar, then a pupa, and finally a butterfly.

Mrs. Best puts the butterfly eggsinto a large plastic box. Inside the eggs, caterpillars are growing.The children add some caterpillar food.After the eggs hatch, the caterpillars will crawl to the food and start eating.

By the next day the eggs are hatching. The caterpillars crawl out. They look like tiny, dark specks. Each one is smaller than a sesame seed.The caterpillars eat and eat. Each day hey grow a little bigger. The children spread more food on the bottom of the box. When a caterpillar grows too big for its skin, the skin splits and falls off. A new skin is underneath.

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