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A Butterfly Called Hope
Contributor(s): Monroe, Mary Alice, Love, Linda (Conductor), Bergwerf, Barbara J. (Photographer)

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ISBN: 1607188546     ISBN-13: 9781607188544
Publisher: Arbordale Pub
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Binding Type: School And Library - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2013

Annotation: "The colorful flowers in Mama's garden reveal a strange-looking creature. "What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?" Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl "claim" the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?"--
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Monarch butterfly; Juvenile literature.
Butterflies; Juvenile literature.
Caterpillars; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction
Dewey: 595.78/9
LCCN: 2013013641
Lexile Measure: 430
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.25" H x 8.75" W x 0.50" (0.90 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 159802
Reading Level: 2.5   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Fall)
With Linda Love. Nana Butterfly, seemingly some kind of expert, tells Hope that the scary insect she found will grow into a butterfly. Hope cares for the caterpillar, and, sure enough, it does; Hope names it after herself. The first-person narrative wavers in and out of the childlike at random, and photographs vary widely in quality and appeal. Appended information and activities may satisfy budding entomologists.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2014 January)

PreS-Gr 2—A little girl is in her mother's garden when she spies an unusual caterpillar. Her mother takes her and the insect to a butterfly center where they discover that their caterpillar will turn into a monarch butterfly. Taking the creature home, the girl is able to observe what happens during its life cycle. Monroe does an excellent job using appropriate scientific vocabulary along with dialogue to keep readers interested. The text is large and bold, making it accessible to emerging readers. There is also limited text on each page, which keeps the book from being too long for a read-aloud. The photographs are clear and help delineate the action, making it equally useful in elementary classrooms or with families exploring the subject. There is a "For Creative Minds" section that also helps extend the text; it includes a diagram of the butterfly's life cycle, vocabulary matching, and additional facts about monarchs.—Susan E. Murray, formerly at Glendale Public Library, AZ

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