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It Is Time:
The Life of a Caterpillar

By Lizzy Rockwell

Discover the amazing changes going on right in the backyard. A little boy notices a caterpillar egg on the parsley. He keeps an eye out to see the egg hatch into a caterpillar with may disguises, then change into a jewel like pupa, and emerge as a beautiful winged butterfly. With scientifically accurate illustrations showing the metamorphosis of a Black Swallowtail Butterfly from egg to adult, this book is sure to captivate young readers.


Part of the award-winning I Like to Read series from Holiday House, this book is a guided level G, perfect for early first graders to proudly read for themselves. It also makes a great read aloud for story time. 

"Captivating fodder for emergent readers... Against all odds, an often-told take 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


"A clearly written, informative introduction to the wondrous life cycle of the black swallowtail butterfly." 

- Booklist


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ISBN 9780823450794

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