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Eliza and the Dragonfly

A Nature Book for Kids About Insect Life Cycles


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Learning becomes fun with this book about the life cycle of a dragonfly. Amazing artwork and a beautiful story will inspire children in classrooms and at home to appreciate the world around us!

Most children have a natural curiosity for insects and some even go on to become entomologists. The gorgeous watercolor artwork, scientific information on insects' life cycles, and the beautiful story of Eliza and her Aunt Doris, the entomologist will encourage many children to appreciate the natural world around us.

This story begins as Eliza finds a dragonfly on her toothbrush in the house. Eliza and her aunt ride their bikes to the pond behind the house to let it go. They discover a nymph and Aunt Doris teaches Eliza all about the life cycle of the dragonfly.

Eliza continues to observe the nymph, waiting for it to hatch into a full grown dragonfly. She also learns lessons about patience and being happy with the present moment. Soon enough, Eliza and her aunt are able to witness the hatching of the nymph.

So much scientific information about this insect is revealed through the story of Eliza, and readers are treated to a fun way to learn important information about the world around us!

Perfect for anyone looking for books:
  • for homeschooling materials!
  • that make learning fun!
  • to inspire kids to be active and explore nature!
  • Product Details

    • Paperback
    • Size: 9 in x 11 in
    • Pages: 32

    About the Author

    It seems that Anisa Claire Hovemann has always been an artist. As a three year-old, she would form remarkably lifelike dinosaurs out of her colorful playdough. At the Waldorf elementary school she attended, her artistic tendencies fit naturally into the curriculum. She is graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, with a degree in fine arts. She currently lives in Nevada City, California. Anisa has illustrated two books for Dawn Publications: Eliza and the Dragonfly (winner of the 2005 International Reading Association’s Best Children’s Book Award) and If You Give a T-Rex a Bone.
    When Susie Caldwell Rinehart is not busy mucking about in the pond watching dragonflies, she is a teacher and writer. Born in Toronto, Canada, she has degrees in English and Science. Susie believes that the best kind of learning takes place on the edge between science and art. Eliza and the Dragonfly is her first children’s book. Susie lives in Vershire, Vermont with her husband Kurt, and their son Cole.
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