Waiting for Wings

Waiting for Wings

Book - 2001
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Every spring, butterflies emerge and dazzle the world with their vibrant beauty. But where do butterflies come from? How are they born? What do they eat--and how?
With a simple, rhyming text and glorious color-drenched collage, Lois Ehlert provides clear answers to these and other questions as she follows the life cycle of four common butterflies, from their beginnings as tiny hidden eggs and hungry caterpillars to their transformation into full-grown butterflies. Complete with butterfly and flower facts and identification tips, as well as a guide to planting a butterfly garden, this butterfly book is like no other.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, c2001
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Edition: 1st ed
Audience: Ages 3-7
ISBN: 0152026088 (alk. paper)
Call Number: E 595.789 EHLERT


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SnoIsleLib_HeatherO Mar 23, 2018

The preschool group loved the colorful pictures. This book is a great tool for talking about the lifecycle of a butterfly. The construction of the book also is fun to talk about--it starts out as a "mini" book that makes the leap to full-size pages at a pivotal moment.

Aug 17, 2011

A magical book about caterpillars transforming into butterflies. I read this book to my children, then sent them outside with butterfly nets. Any book by Lois Ehlert is worth looking at, but this one especially.


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Jul 08, 2014

green_elephant_661 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8


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