Are you a Butterfly? by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries is a delightful information book for younger children packed full of interesting facts. This engaging book takes the reader on a journey through the life cycle of a butterfly from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly.
The text is amusing and packed full of all the facts that you need to know about a butterfly. The illustrations are simple and effective. The book draws comparisons between a butterfly and a human child and discusses the differences. There is also a very interesting Did You Know double-page spread of facts about butterflies.
This book would be an excellent buy for children aged 5 -8 years old. It would also be a great book to help consolidate the Life Processes and Living Things part of the Key Stage 1 science curriculum. As part of the science curriculum children have to learn about minibeasts and look at similarities and differences between animals.
Other titles in this series include Are you a Ladybird?, Are you a Snail?, Are you a Spider?. --Amanda York