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From Caterpillar to Butterfly

From Caterpillar to Butterfly

by Deborah Heiligman Illustrated by Bari Weissman
Where did the caterpillar go? It seems to have disappeared, but it hasn't. It has turned into a butterfly! From the time a caterpillar first hatches, it eats so fast that it's skin can't keep up. It sheds its skin several times as it grows bigger and bigger. Eventually it forms a shell around itself called a chrysalis. Nothing seems to happen for a long time. But then one day the chrysalis splits open, and a beautiful butterfly emerges. What a magical metamorphosis!
Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.8
Lexile Measure
490L
DRA
18
Guided Reading
K
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages
31
Genre
General Nonfiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Deborah Heiligman Critically-acclaimed science author Deborah Heiligman was the editor of Scholastic News from 1981-1985.
Bari Weissman

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