Waiting for Wings

Waiting for Wings

by Lois Ehlert

Hardcover(First Edition)

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Every spring, butterflies emerge and dazzle the world with their vibrant beauty. But where do butterflies come from? How are they born? What do they eat—and how?
With a simple, rhyming text and glorious color-drenched collage, Lois Ehlert provides clear answers to these and other questions as she follows the life cycle of four common butterflies, from their beginnings as tiny hidden eggs and hungry caterpillars to their transformation into full-grown butterflies. Complete with butterfly and flower facts and identification tips, as well as a guide to planting a butterfly garden, this butterfly book is like no other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152026080
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Series: Rise and Shine
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 124,110
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: AD450L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

LOIS EHLERT has created many picture books, including Leaf Man, Pie in the Sky, In My World, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow, and the bestselling Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Waiting for Wings 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
jenscypinski on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Last few pages dedicated to butterfly identification, many different butterflies, caterpillars, and pictures of some of the preferred leaves that certain butterflies eat for food.
dahabdabbler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Waiting for Wings is a life cycle book about butterflies. It begins with the eggs that are hidden in a field and then hatch into caterpillars. Then they make their cases in which they will change into butterflies. The butterflies get ready to fly and look for nectar to eat. The butterflies eventually land in ¿our¿ garden where we can watch them land on the flowers to eat. Then they fly away home to lay eggs This is a beautiful introduction to life cycles for younger children. I liked Ehlert¿s creative use of different page sizes and her rhyming words throughout the text. The illustrations are large, colorful, and simple. She provides pictures for butterfly and flower identification in the back of the book, as well as more information on what a butterfly is and how to start your own butterfly garden. Meant for children ages 3 to 7, this book would be a great addition to any classroom library.
jlowens4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Waiting for Wings" was a very cute book. This book would be for second or third grade. The book is very informative on the life cycle of butterflies. This book would be great to have if you are doing a lesson on butterflies. At the end of the book it has a page that shows are the differerent types of butterflies called Butterfly Identification. Another great thing that the book has is a Flower Identification page and this teaches the students where the butterflies get there food from. I really enjoyed reading this book.
bspentecost on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book begins with eggs stuck to a leaf. It is revealed that they are caterpillar eggs. The eggs eventually hatch and become caterpillars. The caterpillars begin to eat and prepare to make a cocoon. They then make their cocoons and after some time come out as butterflies. The butterflies fly around and find a garden where they eat nectar from the flowers. Then they have eggs to go lay. In the back of the book there is also information about butterflies and the different types. I would use this book for kindergarten through 3rd grade. It would be a great book to use to make studying butterflies more interesting.
elfchild on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We actually find Lois Ehlert to be kind of hit and miss for us, in spite of her popularity. I think that sometimes her color palatte is a little dark for us. This book, however, is one of our favorites. We love the book within a book design and the die cut pages.
eviltammy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Vividly colored book for children on butterflies - soft and sweet.
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nikkiandrussell More than 1 year ago
My 3 year old picked this book out at the library & loved it soo much we had to buy our own copy after it was over a month overdue!!! It explains the butterfly life cycle in an easy, rhythmic way. The pictures are so pretty...my daughter memorized the story & all the butterfly info at the end of it...like the 4 types of butterflies they go over & the flowers that attract butterflies. Really a great book...she learned a lot without realizing it...plus she tells everyone all about butterflies!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The pictures in this book are what attracted us to buy it for our 3 month old daughter. They are bright and big! The story is easy to read and we look forward to when she will read it to us.