Eliza and the Dragonfly By Susie Caldwell Rinehart

Eliza and the Dragonfly By Susie Caldwell Rinehart 150 150 Reader Views Kids

Eliza and the Dragonfly
Susie Caldwell Rinehart
Dawn Publications (2004)
ISBN 9781584690597
Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 6) and Mom for Reader Views (12/10)

Cayden’s comments:

“We see dragonflies a lot in the summer. They are kind of cool looking. In this book a dragonfly flies into the girl’s house and lands on her toothbrush! She tells her aunt who is a person who knows a lot about bugs. Her aunt says that the dragonfly needs to go to the pond so they bring it there. Her aunt is kind of a silly lady and does some funny things but she knows a lot about different insects. The girl goes to the pond a lot. I like that dragonflies eat mosquitoes. I don’t like mosquito bites at all. I don’t think there are a lot of dragonflies by where we go camping because there are a lot of mosquitoes there. I liked learning about dragonflies.”

Parent’s comments:

“Eliza and the Dragonfly” is a fun story about Eliza and her Aunt Doris, an entomologist. Aunt Doris teaches her all about the life cycle of a dragonfly. The book is filled with great information and I think that any young child would love the storyline and learn so much from reading this book.

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