Want to see real-life science in action? Look no further than your own backyard! There, animals are growing and changing right before your eyes, as you’ll see in this exciting series. Get up close to frogs, butterflies, spiders, and other creatures to see their amazing physical transformations and behavior. These fun introductions to life cycles are written from the perspective of a child who observes wild animals and records his or her observations in a diary. This fresh approach provides a firsthand perspective on the development of animals that includes the entire life cycle as well as the animals’ natural habitat, diet, and behavior. Bright photos and diagrams and clear, age-appropriate text will engage young readers, while the diary format models scientific observation and critical thinking—and encourages children to keep notebooks recording their own investigations into the natural world.