Metamorphosis of butterflies and frogs is cool, but why should they get all the glory?
Little monsters lurking under the waves experience their own monstrous morphing. Curious? Dive in and discover!
2021 Dogwood Readers Award Title
Millbrook Press, 2019
Library Binding or Multi-user ebook
Cycles – they’re all around us. A pattern so common – day/night, birth/death, problem/product, idea/publication – we often don’t even notice it. When I started paying attention to cycles in nature, what struck me were the commonalities in life cycles. Everyone knows about the life cycle of a frog or butterfly, but what about the starfish, the jellyfish, the giant clam? They have fascinating life cycles too. That’s where my recent book, Little Monsters of the Ocean: Metamorphosis under the Waves, came from. This kind of thinking can lead you to inspired writing, too.
Want more? Click through for a lesson plan.
Eli the Eel, a 4-minute, animated video on eel migration:
Life After Whale, the creepy story of when a whale dies:
Larva Phyllosoma, a silent, realistic video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NItjX9nAHY4
A 3-minute video about moon jellyfish life cycles:
A free digital book about life cycles: https://archive.org/stream/Lifecycles#page/n1/mode/2up
Heather L. Montgomery
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