Are You A Butterfly? (Backyard Books)

4.21 avg rating
( 81 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780753452400: Are You A Butterfly? (Backyard Books)

Caterpillar, chrysalis, butterfly -- follow the metamorphosis of this familiar backyard creature as it evolves into a delicate flying insect.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Judy Allen is an award-winning author whose novel Awaiting Developments was short-listed for the Whitbread Children's Novel Award. Judy Allen and illustrator Tudor Humphries created Kingfisher's award-winning Backyard Books series and many other successful books, including the Reading Rainbow selections Tiger and Seal.

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 3-Two attractive introductions to creatures likely to be found in backyards and empty lots. Beginning with the title questions, the simple, conversational texts go on to present various facets of the lives of the featured animals. As newly hatched butterflies, readers are reassured, "Your wings are crumpled. They look terrible. Don't worry." As spiders, they are warned, "If you catch a wasp in your web, don't try to eat it." Ultimately, readers are returned to human childhood and given a couple of pages of extra data about their fanciful incarnations. The softly colored, realistic illustrations depict caterpillars/butterflies and spiderlings/spiders going about their daily lives, keeping step with the text, and the focus comes back to a group of children at the close. Small carps-the butterflies have a pair of parents; the spiders only a mother. Neither species is identified, and some spiders do not spin elaborate webs. These titles are somewhat reminiscent of Mick Manning's equally engaging A Ruined House (1996) and Karen Wallace's Red Fox (1994, both Candlewick). Readers will find Butterfly and Spider comforting and helpful, with touches of humor scattered throughout.
Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Allen, Judy
Published by Kingfisher
ISBN 10: 0753452405 ISBN 13: 9780753452400
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kingfisher. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0753452405 Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # Z0753452405ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Allen, Judy
Published by Kingfisher (2000)
ISBN 10: 0753452405 ISBN 13: 9780753452400
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kingfisher, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110753452405

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Judy Allen
Published by Kingfisher (2000)
ISBN 10: 0753452405 ISBN 13: 9780753452400
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kingfisher, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0753452405

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Allen, Judy
Published by Kingfisher
ISBN 10: 0753452405 ISBN 13: 9780753452400
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kingfisher. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0753452405 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1244201

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds