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How Does a Caterpillar Become a Butterfly?: And Other Questions about Butterflies features an engaging two-page spread format where the one page provides a question and an in-depth answer while facing page illustrates the answer. Students will learn how much a caterpillar needs to eat before it can begin to change, what is a chrysalis, how does a butterfly break out of its cocoon, do butterflies taste with their feet, and more. 32 pages, indexed, softcover. Age 6.
How does a caterpillar turn into a beautiful butterfly—and how much must it eat before it changes? What is a chrysalis? How does a new butterfly break out of its cocoon? Is it true that butterflies can taste with their feet? Budding scientists will delight in following this favorite creature's lifecycle and discovering the role it plays in nature.
Melissa Stewart is an award-winning author of more than 100 science books for children. She serves on the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' board of advisors and is a judge for the American Institute of Physics Children's Science Writing Award. She lives with her husband, Gerard, in Acton, MA. To learn more about Melissa, please visit her website: melissa-stewart.com.