From the Series Cycles
LIFE CYLCES describes and illustrates three different types of life-to-death-to-life again cycles that occur in nature. First is the cycle of the sunflower that grows from a seed to maturity, thus producing more seeds to begin the cycle again. Next is the mushroom cycle, involving the production of spores as a means of reproducing. The third life cycle is that of the grasshopper, which produces eggs that, once fertilized, hatch into new grasshoppers. Each of these examples is a variation of the eternal circle of life and death that is characteristic of most types of plants and insects.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
“. . . a nice job of simplifying the mating process for his young audience. . . clear, direct language and Moore’s nicely detailed, realistic watercolor illustrations make this material easy to grasp.” —Booklist
School Library Journal
“Realistic, detailed watercolors. . . clear language and conversational tone make this book a good choice for reading aloud in an introductory classroom lesson on the topic.” —School Library Journal
The Horn Book Guide
“. . . The color illustrations and straightforward text clearly document the life cycle changes.” —The Horn Book Guide
Author: Michael Elsohn Ross
Illustrator: Gustav Moore
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A well-illustrated series on nature’s cyclical phenomena. Each book offers three examples of a cycle and the scientific reasons behind them, all while providing an overview of the wondrous order of our world. View available downloads →