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One spring evening in a forest, a young child watches as millions of periodical cicada nymphs emerge from the ground. She decides to observe these long-lived insects and record what happens to them in a diary. Readers will follow along as the narrator sees the nymphs become adults, swarm together, lay eggs, and eventually die. All the details of the insect’s lives are eagerly explored, including the moment the new cicada eggs hatch and begin their 17-year life cycle!

Colorful photos and clear, age-appropriate text will engage young readers as they explore the life cycle, natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of these fascinating insects. The diary format models scientific observation and critical thinking—and encourages children to keep notebooks recording their own investigations into the natural world.

 
Interest Level Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF003000
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2017
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Animal Diaries: Life Cycles
Language English
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781944102470, 9781944997403, 9781944997847
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 595.7'52
Dimensions 10 x 8
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Guided Reading Level K
Lexile Reading Level 780
Author Ellen Lawrence
 
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