What's Inside a Caterpillar Cocoon?: And Other Questions About Moths & Butterflies

What's Inside a Caterpillar Cocoon?: And Other Questions About Moths & Butterflies
Age Range
Release Date
September 05, 2023
Buy This Book
With warm and heart-fluttering illustrations, discover the next nonfiction picture book about butterflies and moths from the creator of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science!

Butterflies soar in the sunlight. While moths flutter under the moon and stars.

Find out more about these mysterious and majestic insects similarities and differences, and their awestrucking metamorphosis! 

Rachel Ignotofsky's distinctive art style and engaging, informative text clearly answers any questions a child (or adult) could have about butterflies and moths in this nonfiction picture book series.

Editor review

1 review
Perfect for Fans of Butterflies
Overall rating
Writing Style
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
Learning Value
WHAT'S INSIDE A CATERPILLAR COCOON takes you through the life cycle of a caterpillar while also teaching the differences between moths and butterflies. There's a lot of interesting facts for children to see how unique the two species are. A main attribute that people first notice is the way they carry their wings. Butterflies hold them up and together while moths have them out and down. Butterflies are more active during the day while moths prefer the night. It's little facts like these that can help children spot the difference.

The illustrations are stunning with their beautifully drawn and uniquely colored details. Butterflies and moths are beautiful with their colorful patterns and the illustrator keeps that in mind throughout the book. In the back of the book is a section called "Sources and Resources" so children can check out more books and websites if they want to learn more. It's also a great way to get them outside and off their tablets and tvs. I never knew the difference between moths and butterflies even as an adult, so I enjoyed this book with my daughter too. I love the visuals that add to the lesson rather than just words children don't fully understand. It helps them to see the full picture.

Final Verdict: I would recommend this to fans of butterflies, bugs and for those children who are as fascinated with the transformation of a caterpillar as I am. It's so intriguing being able to see a visualization of how a caterpillar changes to a butterfly.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful? 0 0

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Already have an account? or Create an account