From Caterpillar to Butterfly

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HarperCollins, Apr 26, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
38 Reviews
A caterpillar comes to school in a jar. The class watches the caterpillar each day as it grows and changes. Soon, it disappears into a hard shell called a chrysalis. Then the chrysalis breaks, and a beautiful butterfly flies out of the jar! This is a perfect beginner's guide to the mystery of metamorphosis.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1997 (NSTA/CBC)


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The pictures are bright and enthusiastic! - Goodreads
The illustrations are very detailed and colorful. - Goodreads
The pictures are bright and moving. - Goodreads
Wish the pictures were a little bit better. - Goodreads
The pictures are absolutely precious. - Goodreads

Review: From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)

User Review  - Amanda Bonbrisco - Goodreads

Wow! What a great informational text for young children. "From Caterpillar to Butterfly" by Deborah Heiligman is a wonderful story set in the classroom of students watching the life cycle of a ... Read full review

Review: From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)

User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

Heiligman's book follows the life cycle of a Painted Lady butterfly from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly to egg. It was a wonderful reference for my preschool students during the time we cared for Painted Ladies in our classroom. Read full review

About the author (1996)

Deborah Heiligman worked as a writer and editor at Scholastic Magazine before becoming a full-time writer. She is also the author of On the Move, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. Ms. Heiligman lives in Doylestown, PA.

Bari Weissman received her Masters of Art Education from the Massachusetts College of Art. She lives in Boston, MA.

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