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What's the Difference Between a Butterfly and a Moth?
This title covers these subjects: Moths., Butterflies., Caterpillars.
What's the Difference Between a Butterfly and a Moth?
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What's the Difference Between a Butterfly and a Moth?

Do you know the differences between a butterfly and a moth? One animal has furry feelers and a chubby body. The other has clubbed feelers and a thin body. Find out which animal is which.

Reading LevelGrades K-3
Interest LevelGrades K-3
Lexile LevelAD 770L
ATOS Level4.2
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #131399
Early Intervention Level25
Page Dimensions11" x 9"
Page Count24
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $25.99 School/Library Price
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Kidsville News

"This new "What's the Difference" series from Picture Window Books has several interesting titles: a Frog and a Toad, a Leopard and a Cheetah, an Alligator and a Crocodile. What's the Difference Between a Butterfly and a Moth? is a colorful, beautifully illustrated book that details the things that distinguish one from the other. Side-by-side spreads compare and contrast the two insects. Callout boxes highlight new vocabulary and fundamental facts. The back of the book features a diagram that covers the highlights discussed in the book, as well as a glossary, fun facts and suggestions for other books and Web sites to visit." - Kidsville News

April 1, 2010

Shelf-Employed blog

"I like this book for two, no, make that three, main reasons: The minimal text makes it a book that you can slip in to a storytime session. The illustrations strike a perfect balance between realism and art (anatomically correct with close-up insets, but artfully and attractively presented with soft edges and complimentary backgrounds). The book answers a question that interests kids. Opposing traits are presented on opposing pages, Can you spot the difference between a butterfly and a moth by looking at the wings? Many butterflies have wings that are covered with thousands of bright, colorful scales. The colors help the insect blend in with its surroundings. Spots on its wings can look like large eyes that scare away animals. Most moths have dull-colored scales that match their resting places. Some moths look like wood or a leaf. This helps them blend into their surroundings. Text box insets offer more technical information and terms, Some animals and insects are camouflaged. That means they are shaped or colored to match their surroundings. Camouflage helps them hide from enemies. What's the Difference between a Butterfly and a Moth? offers seven differences between the two insects. A pictorial synopsis is included in the back matter, as well as Fun Facts, Glossary, To Learn More, and Index. I wanted to review What's the Difference Between an Alligator and Crocodile? (who doesn't want to know about 'gators and crocs?!) but it was checked out. A side note: I was curious about the named illustrator, "Bandelin-Dacey," so I checked it (him/her/them) out. After searching the website for MB Artists: Bandelin-Dacey Studios, I discovered that the artwork is a collaboration of Bob Dacey and Debra Bandelin. I wonder how that works. What can be the division of labor in a painting? Something to ponder ..." - Shelf-Employed blog

May 16, 2011



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