Soar High, Dragonfly
Dragonflies are magical. To see one darting through the air or hovering in a beam of sunlight almost makes one believe there really are fairies. The life cycle of a dragonfly — from egg to nymph with all its stages to adult — are represented in this charming picture book. Eggs are laid either on the water or in plant stems. Many of the eggs are eaten before they can hatch, but those that hatch become nymphs, creatures that live in the water finding food to sustain them and help them to grow. Along the way, they molt several times until they become adults and leave the water, but they aren’t quite ready to fly yet. Soon they dry their wings out and take off.
Author Sheri Mabry Bestor has written a lovely text that has two levels. One is quite simple and perfect for the youngest listeners. The other is more extensive and has scientific information for a slightly older and more sophisticated audience. The illustrations by Jonny Lambert are filled with beautiful details that support the text and will have young readers eyes on the pages. This is a real winner.
|Author||Sheri M. Bestor|
|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
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