Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

by Gail Gibbons


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Introduce young readers to the fascinating process of how catepillars become butterflies.

Follow the transformation from a tiny white egg laid on a leaf to a brilliantly colored butterfly in this kid-friendly introduction to metamorphosis.  With detailed, bright watercolors, Gail Gibbons illustrates the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, stage by stage, as it grows, changes, and takes flight.

With clear, labeled diagrams and simple text that defines and reinforces important vocabulary, Monarch Butterfly introduces key concepts of insect anatomy and behavior.  And of course, the unique migration of the monarch-- which can range up to four thousand miles-- is covered, with descriptions of how the insects travel, and how people in their path celebrate the occasion.

This classic look at butterflies also includes directions on raising your own monarch at home, and a page of fun facts about these colorful butterflies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823409099
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/01/1989
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 160,028
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.08(d)
Lexile: AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." Ms. Gibbons has published more than 100 informational titles, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly, all fully vetted by experts. Her many honors include the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.

Customer Reviews

Monarch Butterfly 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
klsulliv on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Monarch butterflies are interesting creatures. Who would think that butterflies actually migrate like birds during the winter? There is also something more extravagant about these tiny little creatures, which would be their crazy phases they undergo. Throughout this journey in "Monarch Butterfly," one can actually "experience" and view the life styles of a Monarch butterfly. Understanding nature and the way of life is very important. For example, nature is so powerful that sometimes what something looks like at first is not always what it will look like for the rest of its life. Come, read, and join the exploration of the life of Monarch butterflies.
aflanig1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An informational book about a butterfly- great for a science lesson.
kba13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This non fiction picture book is a great way to teach the life cycle of a butterfly. Going through each of the stages in detail is a wonderful way to incorporate reading into a science activity.
JulieMagen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love all of Gail Gibbons books! This one is about monarch butterflies, and it has many detailed illustrations in it. I love how she uses the scientific words like chrysalis, metamorphisis, and pupa. She gives a very detailed account of the butterflies life cycle, and the illustrations are also very detailed!
SadieReads on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great children's book focusing on the monarch butterfly. It details the life cycle of the monarch in kid-friendly language and goes on to talk about its migration habits and how some people of special festivals in honor of the monarch butterfly. It ends with information on how to raise monarch butterflies and some interesting facts about them.This books is appropriate for kindergarten and first grade as a science read aloud. Second graders and above will be able to read it independently. It's told as a story hand has large, detailed illustrations matching the text. It looks and feels more like a story picture book, rather than nonfiction text. Very engaging and informative for young readers.