Eliza and the Dragonfly

Eliza and the Dragonfly

Susie Caldwell Rinehart (author), Anisa Claire Hovemann (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584692836

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Description

This book is a rare find, well deserving of the prestigious Picture Book of the Year award from CBC-NSTA. The science about dragonflies is perfectly integrated into a story in which the remarkable metamorphosis of a dragonfly from a mucky nymph ("Eeeewww," says Eliza) to a beautiful winged creature ("Magnificent!" says Aunt Doris) is a metaphor for the magic of how Eliza, too, is growing up. Teachers will find it useful primarily in an elementary science unit on insects, life cycles and habitats, but also in for language arts lessons in theme, symbolism, and metaphor. The watercolor illustrations are rich, whimsical, and fun. There are two pages of additional science in the back. This is an exceptional example of creative non-fiction writing.

Reading Level
Lexile
580L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
M
ATOS
2.9
DRA
34
Categories
Genre
Animals, Birds & Insects Nature Picture Books Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction Non-Fiction
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