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It Is Time: The Life of a Caterpillar (I Like to Read) (Paperback)

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Nonfiction for new readers! Egg to caterpillar to butterfly. A Level G science book for first graders to read on their own!

Caterpillar hatches.
She crawls.
She eats.
She poops.
She grows.

A caterpillar hatches, eats, becomes a pupa, weathers storms, and grows into a butterfly before flying away. An elegant, beautifully illustrated life cycle book that first graders can read on their own while learning basic science vocabulary.  

A chart in the back of the book shows the nine stages of the black swallowtail butterfly’s development.

For early-to-mid first grade readers, Level G books feature more complex storylines than prior levels, and a wider variety of structure and punctuation.  Illustrations offer support for decoding the more challenging vocabulary words introduced. 

The books in the award-winning I Like to Read series are especially created for new readers and are leveled using Fountas & Pinnell standards. Acclaimed author-illustrators—including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors—create original, high-quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read again and again with their parents, teachers, or on their own!

About the Author

Lizzy Rockwell has illustrated more than thirty children's books, including How Do You Feel?, Plants Feed Me, and I Love Insects with Holiday House. The daughter of highly acclaimed children's book author and illustrator Anne Rockwell and art director and illustrator Harlow Rockwell, Lizzy continues their legacy. She lives in Connecticut.

Praise For…

"Captivating fodder for emergent readers. . . . Against all odds, an often-told tale of egg-to-butterfly feels new again."School Library Journal
"Concise text and thoughtful illustrations document a remarkable transformation, another of nature’s wonders."Kirkus Reviews

"A clearly written, informative introduction to the wondrous life cycle of the black swallowtail butterfly."—Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780823458417
ISBN-10: 0823458415
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: July 23rd, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: I Like to Read