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an egg is quiet • a seed is sleepy • a butterfly is patient • a rock is lively • a nest is noisy • a beetle is shy
By Dianna Hutts Aston, Illustrated by Sylvia Long
This series of beautiful picture books opens the door for science connections, language arts extensions, art projects, reading
skills building, and more. The books encourage curiosity and exploration of the natural world, while also reinforcing the
pleasures of reading in kindergarten through fifth-grade classrooms, offering various levels of learning.
In addition to curriculum alignments, you will find Common Core State Standards for each activity. Since these books cover
a wide age/grade span, we’ve used second grade standards for the early elementary grades and fourth grade standards for the
upper elementary grades. These standards are listed at the end of each activity.
We’ve provided activities for the five books in the series, together and individually. We invite you to step inside the beautiful
world presented by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long—and, please, bring all your students along.