About The Book

The Robin Hill School first-graders learn about butterflies in this springtime Ready-to-Read!

When a package arrives on Mrs. Connor’s desk, everyone is eager to find out what’s in it. Mrs. Connor hints that it’s something that changes from one thing to another. The children soon discover that it’s not a monster or a superhero, but a jar with five caterpillars. The class is going to learn about the life cycle of butterflies! They patiently watch as the caterpillars eat and eat and grow and grow, become chrysalises, and then emerge as beautiful butterflies. And all the children agree that butterflies are “even better than a superhero.”

About The Author

Margaret McNamara is the author of the Robin Hill School series, and she gets many ideas from her daughter’s own school experiences. She lives in New York City.

About The Illustrator

Mike Gordon illustrates the Robin Hill School series and has an extensive and varied background in illustration and design. He lives with his family in Santa Barbara, California.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (March 1, 2012)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442436428
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 4 - 6
  • Lexile ® 490L

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Awards and Honors

  • CBC Best Children's Books of the Year

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