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What's Inside a Caterpillar Cocoon?

What's Inside a Caterpillar Cocoon?

And Other Questions About Moths & Butterflies


What's Inside a Caterpillar Cocoon?

About the 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.

Product Details

On sale: September 5, 2023
Age: 4-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 48 Pages
ISBN: 9780593176573
Reading level: Lexile: AD700L | Fountas/Pinnell: P

Author Bio

Rachel Ignotofsky is the author and illustrator of many nonfiction books, including the New York Times bestseller Women in Science and The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth. Rachel grew up in New Jersey on a healthy diet of cartoons and pudding. After graduating from Tyler School of Art and Architecture, she began creating illustrations that make learning exciting. Rachel hopes this book will inspire kids to ask questions about their world and to explore science and nature! For more, visit her at rachelignotofskydesign.com.


★ "Complex information sensibly organized and beautifully presented." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "Drop-dead gorgeous....A comprehensive, accessible, and visually beautiful selection" —School Library Journal, starred review

"What is inside a caterpillar cocoon? Young readers will find the answer, along with a whole host of other facts, inside this supremely stylish introduction to the Lepidoptera family....A great primer on familiar flying and creeping friends." —Booklist