Review Detail

Butterfly Life Cycle
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
In this level one beginning reader, Pete and his friends adventure into the back yard to look for bugs. They find ants, ladybugs, and spiders and are able to observe their actions, but it is the caterpillar that most interests Pete. He brings one home, andhis parents help him set up a home for it in a jar. The next morning, it is gone, but a pupa remains. Pete waits and waits for something to happen, and his parents assure him it will. Sure enough, the pupa hatches, and Pete sets the butterfly free.
Good Points
Pete and his friends all have a quirky, folk art feel to their depiction, with stylized eyes and a feeling of coarse texture to the backgrounds. The colors are bright and fun, befitting the spring and summer when the pupa is with Pete.

While the information presented is very basic, it is a good introduction to science. Along with Godwin's The Mystery of the Missing Caterpillar, Spilsbury's Caterpillar Capers and Frost's Monarch and Milkweed, Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar is an excellent resource for classroom or independent study, and would make a great companion to a backyard bug observation kit, along with a net, container, and magnifying glass so that readers can go on their own bug safari.
Report this review Was this review helpful to you? 0 0

Comments

Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

The Monster Hypothesis
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Welcome to Bohring-home to 453 people, 2,053 alligators, and one...
Where the World Ends
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
Winner of the 2018 Carnegie Medal! New from Michael L....
Carnevil (Monsterstreet #3)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
“Fast, funny, frightening—and filled with shocks and surprises. These books...
Prophecy Untold (Shadow Realms book 3)
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Finding out my mother was taken by the demons...
Hearts, Strings, and Other Breakable Things
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
In this charming debut about first love and second...
Six Goodbyes We Never Said
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love,...
Golden Crown
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
No longer only a warrior. Not just a queen....
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The first vampire. The last Nephilim. The end...
The Galactic Adventures of Hazel - Gurecoa
 
3.0
 
0.0 (0)
What is it like to live in 4519 AD...
Batman: Nightwalker (The Graphic Novel)
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
This action-packed graphic novel based on the New York...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Seventeen-year-old Rose Hemmersbach aspires to break out of small town...
Stuffed
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Welcome, little one. You have been chosen to join us,...

Latest Member Reviews

Hereafter (Shadowlands #2)
 
3.3
"The ending of Shadowlands left me questioning whether I would like this series or not. I can say after reading..."
Shadowlands
 
3.7
"Shadowlands was a book about Rory Miller, a girl who is on the run with her family after a brush..."
 
4.0
"I really liked this book and as the premise of it sounded very interesting I decided to give it a..."
Shadowlands
 
3.7
" Oh man. I am so conflicted with this one. I don't know whether I loved it or hated it...."
Sweet Deceit (Privilege #4)
 
4.3
"Yes, I'll admit, Kate Brian's Private and Privilege series' are my guilty pleasure reads. I'll be the first to admit..."
Sweet Deceit (Privilege #4)
 
4.7
"Yes, I'll admit, Kate Brian's Private and Privilege series' are my guilty pleasure reads. I'll be the first to admit..."
 
1.3
"If you like a fluff book, this is okay. But for a serious read? Not a chance."
 
5.0
"Reader reviewed by fifi57 Kate Brian is an awesome author.  And I have to think that anyone that writes about..."
 
5.0
"Reader reviewed by gen08 Private was quite unlike any book I have ever read. With all the drama ..."
 
5.0
"Reader reviewed by gen08 This book is by far the best in the entire Private series. The characters..."
 
4.0
"Reader reviewed by Daisy          Megan Meade is tired of moving and when her..."
Fake Boyfriend
 
5.0
"Reader reviewed by Julie My friend gave me this to read and I thought it would be stupid. I..."