Describes the life cycle, body parts, and behavior of the monarch butterfly. Includes instructions on how to raise a monarch.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1991Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Every spring the monarch butterfly migrates thousands of miles in search of the ideal milkweed plant. When she finds it, she lays her eggs on the plant, so when each egg hatches, the baby caterpillar can feed on the milkweed leaves. The milkweed plant then provides the perfect protection as the caterpillar turns into one of nature's wonders, a chrysalis, before transforming into an even greater wonder: a monarch butterfly. And once the newborn butterfly soars away, the milkweed seeds fly away on the wind and start this cycle over again. The exacting prose and jewel-toned illustrations echo the harmony of monarch and milkweed in this carefully researched book, explaining one of nature's most spectacular displays in a refreshingly simple manner.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/4/2008Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
When the beautiful orange Monarch on her fall migration route from Canada to Mexico stops to rest at Wichita Falls, Texas, she makes friends with an old tortoise called Hurry. She tells him, "Maybe one day you'll break out of that shell, grow wings, and fly away," and then she is off again with millions of other Monarchs. In the spring, she stops again at Hurry's garden just long enough to lay her eggs and head north to Canada. Embedded in this lyrical and tender fictional presentation are the fascinating facts about the amazing 2,000-mile migration and the life cycle of butterflies. An afterword provides additional scientific data.From the Hardcover edition.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/10/2009Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Join Minna, Pip, Mom, and Dad on a visit to Butterfly Place as they meet Bert the Butterfly Man. They hunt for monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars, and see the amazing change from pupa to adult monarch butterfly. They learn all about monarchs, metamorphosis, and monarch migration. Nancy Elizabeth Wallace's sunny cut-paper artwork and lively text entertain as they teach about one of nature's most remarkable creatures.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/20/2012Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Revel in one of the most remarkable miracles of nature. Observing a Monarch butterfly as it transforms itself from a black, white and yellow caterpillar and emerges from a chrysalis as a vivid orange, black and white butterfly is among the most thrilling experiences that nature offers. Raising Monarch butterflies from eggs collected from milkweed leaves, or from caterpillars plucked from the plant, is made easy with the help of this detailed guide to locating and hatching this distinctive insect. With more than 50 unique, close-up photographs readers will learn about the life cycle of the Monarch and how to encourage populations in their own backyards, with tips on which plants to grow, as well as the care and feeding of their pet caterpillars. How to Raise Monarch Butterflies explains what threats face Monarchs and how readers can help conserve the Monarch's feeding grounds from encroachment. The Monarch's amazing story doesn't end after it flutters away as a butterfly. In the fall, monarchs wing their way southward toward warmer climes in Mexico and California, and congregate in mass groupings in certain regions. The following spring, the cycle begins all over again. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/8/2012Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Corolle Miss Pink Star & BlanketA wonderful set for ages birth and up! Miss Pink Star has a soft, cuddly body that's easy for little fingers to grasp and hold. Her smooth vinyl face is delicately scented with vanilla — a Corolle signature — and has a sweet expression that will both captivate and soothe baby. The matching blanket included in the set is just the right size -- 18.5" x 18.5" -- to slip into a diaper bag or tote and take along wherever Baby goes.Designed in France and part of Corolle's Babi Corolle Collection for the very young, Miss Pink Star features high-quality materials and careful details, such as sewn-on clothing. And like all first dolls in the Babi Corolle Collection, Miss Pink Star is machine washable (air dry naturally).
Corolle Elf Blue StarsAt 9.5 inches tall, this adorable doll is easy for tiny fingers to grasp and hold. His jester-like blue hat highlights his beautiful blue eyes. Designed in France and part of Corolle's Babi Corolle Collection for ages birth and up, Elf Blue Stars features high-quality materials and careful details, such as sewn-on clothing. Its ultra-soft body is perfect for hugging and cuddling, and its sweetly expressive face -- scented with vanilla, a Corolle signature -- will captivate and soothe baby. For an extra charming touch, Elf Blue Stars jingles softly when shaken. This lightweight, machine-washable doll will quickly become your little one's favorite companion. Recommended Ages: 18 months-4 years Product Measures: 7.5" x 3.75" x 10.5
Laser Pegs 12-in-1 MLB SetMLB 002 -- 12 Models in 1 Build 12 Light Up baseball models with this Laser Pegs Major League Baseball kit (MLB002). This Limited Edition set comes with 3 new light up Laser Pegs (the Baseball, the Baseball Bat, and the Baseball Glove), a Laser Pegs accessory Baseball Cap, and 30 team decals that you can add to your players, plus 13 classic Laser Pegs shapes and 79 clear construction parts. Choose from among 12 models to build the Bunt, Fair Ball and Stolen Base or think up your own grand slam. Play ball! Includes: 16 Laser Pegs 80 construction parts Triangle Power Base Model Instructions-Includes 16 Laser Pegs, 80 Construction Bricks, Triangle Power Base, Instruction Manual-100% Compatible with Other Major Construction Kits-Requires 3 AA Batteries, Not Included
Budding artistes and Seuss fans will be delighted to get their hands on this newly reissued backlist classic—now with with four primary color crayons blister-packed to the front cover! The 18 full-color drawings in I Can Draw It Myself by Me, Myself are unfinished. Some are missing small things, like feet or fingers or noses or toes. Some are missing big things, like the whole front of a Hamika-Snamik-Bamika-Bunt. It's up to the reader to add what is missing. So whether kids are beginner or advanced colorers, there's something here for all skill levels. Perfect for rainy days or traveling, this is one book kids are supposed to draw all over!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/24/2011Pages: 36Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Teachers! You will love this one, which is almost a whole unit on migration wrapped in a winning combination of easy verse, factual language, and beautiful illustrations. For animals, migration is a powerful compulsion, sometimes over long distances, often skipping meals. Sometimes, as in the case of the monarch butterfly, a round-trip takes several generations. Why do they do it? How do they succeed? The ten featured species offer a broad representation of migration: loggerhead turtles, monarch butterflies, manatees, ruby-throated hummingbirds, Pacific salmon, Canada geese, California gray whales, caribou, Arctic tern, and emperor penguin. The book is loaded with additional tips for teachers. Once again Marianne Berkes combines her teaching, writing, and theatrical skills to combine entertainment with education--creative non-fiction at its best.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Butterfly is a fascinating, educational and creative introduction to the realm of butterflies. Learn all about the beautiful world of butterflies: Monarch, Western Swallowtail, Red Admiral, Painted Lady. Cast and paint each butterfly for study and display. Glue and magnets are provided to display your creations. Download the illustrated educational booklet to learn about butterflies.Product Measures: 9.5" x 7.1" x 2.7"Recommended Ages: 6 years - 14 years
This School Library Journal Best Book of the Year celebrates everything butterfly, from migration to metamorphosis! It's hard to be Velma entering first grade. That's because everyone has marvelous memories of her two older sisters, who were practically perfect first graders, and no one even notices Velma. But all that changes on a class trip to the butterfly conservatory, a place neither of her sisters has been. When a monarch roosts on Velma's finger and won't budge for days—no one will ever forget it . . . or her! Kids will love reading about Velma's own transformation in this perfect addition to any science curriculum.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/9/2007Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This unique, simple nature kit gives kids an accessible, engaging introduction to the woods-and the animals, insects, flora, and rocks that a nature walk will most likely reveal. Since the guide focuses on the most popular North American wildlife, kids will feel instantly rewarded when they spot a chipmunk, sugar maple, or monarch butterfly. The portable, fully illustrated, flexibound guide includes tree-climbing tips, a chart for identifying animal droppings, a feature on edible forest finds, and more. It is packaged in a beautiful treasure box with magnetic closure, complete with compartments for kids' prized discoveries, such as berries, acorns, and pebbles. Tucked into two of the compartments-and visible though the die-cut frame on the treasure box's cover-are a mesh collecting bag for mess-free gathering and a magnifying jar for close-up observing.