One of the aspects that I enjoy about this story is that it starts with a boy and his dad walking together, sharing time. I also enjoy how that time gets connected to the school, bridging the home-to-school connection through the eyes of the main character, a young kindergartener. This young kindergartener is able to connect his walk with dad to the special package his teacher receives, especially when she announces, “You are all butterfly scientists now”. The story continues by sharing the science practices the students engage in, as they engage in the stages of the life cycle.
This story would be a great addition to a classroom studying the butterfly life cycle, or a classroom studying the life cycle of another insect, to be used as a compare and contrast discussion.