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Time For Kids

by Time for Kids Editors with David Bjerklie

      It's hard to find a kid who doesn't like butterflies. Their complex metamorphosis makes them the darling of the classroom. And kids are fascinated by the near magic of seeing a creature go from wormlike to delicately beautiful, so it's not surprising that Time for Kids matched some gorgeous photography with the simple text of this early reader. At level 3, the pages contain full paragraphs of 4 or more sentences and include fairly challenging vocabulary (though carefully written to make the more difficult bits clearer through context.) My six-year-old daughter was fascinated to see a butterfly fossil and learn how long butterflies have fluttered about the earth. Plus, it's a rare joy for parents and teachers to find inexpensive books that have such beautiful and unusual photographs - and which can be used to encourage early research and report writing. I know at our house, the Time for Kids section of the bookcase is growing - and not likely to stop anytime soon. Interesting and beautiful books like Butterflies! are the clear reason why.

The Book

March 2006
Early Reader [Age Level: Ages 4 - 8]
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The Reviewer

Jan Fields
Reviewed 2006
NOTE: Reviewer Jan Fields is the editor of Kid Magazine Writers emagazine and has written dozens of stories and articles for the children's magazine market.
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