Caterflies and Ice (Zoey and Sassafras) Paperback – November 21, 2017

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$5.99 (as of November 15, 2018, 2:48 am)

A Mighty Girl Book of the Year With magical animals, science, mystery, and adventure — the series Zoey and Sassafras has something for everyone! Easy-to-read language and illustrations on nearly every page make this series perfect for a wide range of ages.In the fourth book, an unexpected snow storm causes trouble for the magical creatures of the forest. When Zoey and Sassafras attempt to rescue trapped caterfly eggs, they make a mistake. Can they figure out a way to fix things before the baby caterflies hatch? Each story in the Zoey and Sassafras series features a new magical animal with a problem that must be solved using science. There isn’t a set formula for each book; Zoey sometimes needs to run experiments, while other times she needs to investigate a mystery, and yet other times she needs to do research. Zoey models how to keep a science journal through her handwritten entries in each story. Each story is complete with a glossary of the kid-friendly definitions for scientific terms used. The series highlights child-led inquiry science and the topics covered align with both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.

Review

“Zoey and Sassafras are our heroes! My kids love unravelling their mysterious circumstance, and they even made their own “thinking goggles.” Zoey is an awesome role model.” (Megan Lingo, Reading Teacher and Educational Therapist at Chickadee Lit)

Praise for DRAGONS AND MARSHMALLOWS (Zoey and Sassafras, Book 1):

“Concepts are explained concisely and clearly, and a short glossary provides valuable vocabulary building. The fairly larger font makes the text inviting for emerging readers, and the illustrations blend perfectly into the story. Sassafras and the dragon prove to be able sidekicks in the vein of Disney characters…at the same time as this book is a natural fit for STEM collections, it deserves a place in all libraries serving young readers.”

(School Library Journal)

“…Citro gracefully balances her story’s scientific and fantasy elements.” (Publishers Weekly)

“…the imaginative premise and the incorporation of STEM elements make this an attractive and engaging choice.” (Booklist)

“…tales for young audiences that model the scientific method are nice to see.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“…a delightful beginning reader. I can definitely recommend this to kids and I look forward to the other books in this series.” (Mel Barnes, University Bookstore)

“Citro takes the “girl helping animals” trope of beginning chapters to a whole new level. Filled with scientific language and experiments, including a helpful glossary, Zoey is encouraged to make mistakes, fail, and stand up and keep trying. There’s no lack of child appeal either; both boys and girls will delight in the magical creatures and brisk storytelling and will be eager to take a look at some of their own scientific experimentation, despite the fact that they may be able to’t find a dragon!” (Jennifer Wharton, Jean Little Library)

About the Author

Asia Citro, M. Ed, is a former classroom science teacher with a Master’s in Science Education. She is the writer of 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids, The Curious Kid’s Science Book, A Little Bit of Dirt, and the Zoey and Sassafras chapter book series. She is also the author of the popular blog Fun at Home with Kids. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, The Chicago Tribune, Today, Disney Baby, MSN, King 5 TV, and Highlights, among others.

A Mighty Girl Book of the Year With magical animals, science, mystery, and adventure — the series Zoey and Sassafras has something for everyone! Easy-to-read language and illustrations on nearly every page make this series perfect for a wide range of ages.In the fourth book, an unexpected snow storm causes trouble for the magical creatures of the forest. When Zoey and Sassafras attempt to rescue trapped caterfly eggs, they make a mistake. Can they figure out a way to fix things before the baby caterflies hatch? Each story in the Zoey and Sassafras series features a new magical animal with a problem that must be solved using science. There isn’t a set formula for each book; Zoey every now and then needs to run experiments, at the same time as other times she needs to investigate a mystery, and yet other times she needs to do research. Zoey models how to keep a science journal through her handwritten entries in each story. Each story is complete with a glossary of the kid-friendly definitions for scientific terms used. The series highlights child-led inquiry science and the topics covered align with both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.