Monarch Butterfly by Gail GibbonsIntroduce 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.
Fun Butterfly Facts for Kids
These fun butterfly facts for kids are a perfect way to teach children about caterpillars and butterflies. They are enchanting, and when one lands on you, it feels absolutely magical. Especially when we bring it to life with live butterflies! These butterfly facts for preschool are perfect for an insect or bug preschool theme and especially when you notice that the children are already naturally interested in caterpillars and butterflies and looking for them while they are outside. I also have some fun ladybug facts and spider facts you can use as well.
See the fascinating transformation from caterpillar to butterfly!
Then check out our butterfly life cycle facts! We all love butterflies for their beautiful, brightly-coloured wings. But did you know that these fab flyers begin life as something completely different? It all starts when a female butterfly lays her eggs, usually on leaves or stems of plants. Inside these tiny eggs, caterpillars grow. Depending on the species, the eggs can vary in shape and texture — they can be round, oval or cylindrical, and smooth, bumpy or wrinkled.