My, Oh My--A Butterfly!: All about Butterflies (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

by Tish Rabe (Author) Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)

With a little help from the Cat in the Hat, Sally and Dick observe a small miracle in their own backyard—the metamorphosis of an egg into a caterpillar into a chrysalis into a bright new butterfly! Along the way, beginning readers will find out how butterflies see thousands of images at once, drink nectar from flowers, avoid predators, and can be identified by size, shape, and color. Readers will also follow the amazing migration of millions of monarchs.
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Hornbook Guide to Children

The life cycle of a butterfly is explained through clunky rhymes, ostensibly spoken by the Cat in the Hat, who's accompanied by his cohorts from the children's book classic.

School Library Journal

Gr 12Facts about butterflies are delivered through rhyming couplets by the Cat in the Hat. "They are colorful insects/whose lives, you will see, /are very exciting./Come on, follow me!" He teaches the basics to Dr. Seuss-like characters, starting with how a caterpillar hatches from a tiny egg. The names and descriptions of a variety of butterflies are included, and monarch migration is highlighted. Although some of the rhymes are a stretch, such as, "With this tube, the pro-bos-cis, /a butterfly draws/nectar from flowers/like we drink from straws!," the familiarity of the characters and the topic is sure to draw readers. If cartoon material is not what you are looking for, try Amy Bauman and E. Jaediker Norsgaard's "The Wonder of Butterflies" (Gareth Stevens, 2000)."Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX" Copyright 2007 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Tish Rabe
TISH RABE is a bestselling author of over 160 books for children--including 18 books in the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library series. She is dedicated to early-childhood literacy and sits on the advisory board of Reach Out and Read Connecticut. Tish is a proud mom, stepmom, and grandma. She divides her time between New York City and Connecticut. Visit her on the Web at

TISH RABE es una autora con gran éxito de ventas de más de 160 libros para niños --incluyendo 18 libros de la serie educativa The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library. Está dedicada a la alfabetización de la niñez temprana, y es miembro de la junta de asesores de Reach Out and Read Connecticut. Tish es una orgullosa mamá, madrastra y abuela. Divide su tiempo entre la ciudad de Nueva York y Connecticut. Visítenla en el sitio web

FRANK ENDERSBY enjoys illustrating and designing artwork for children's books and greeting cards. He has always enjoyed drawing, as far back as he can remember. His earliest memory is drawing a train while sitting in his wooden high chair. He lives in the Cotswolds, in England.

FRANK ENDERSBY disfruta ilustrando y diseñando material gráfico de libros para niños y tarjetas de felicitación. Siempre, desde que recuerda, ha disfrutado dibujar. Su recuerdo más lejano es dibujando un tren sentando en su silla alta de madera. Vive en los montes Cotswolds, en Inglaterra.
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Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
March 27, 2007
Cat in the Hat's Learning Library
BISAC categories
JNF003120 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Insects, Spiders, etc.
JNF045000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers | Beginner
JNF051050 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Biology
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