There's a real push to encourage young people to read newspapers and other kinds of nonfiction. The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library is a great way to introduce this kind of reading, because the books feature fictional characters (the cast from The Cat in the Hat) who are already familiar to kids.
With a little help from the Cat in the Hat, Sally and Dick observe a small miracle in their own backyard—the metamorphosis of an egg into a caterpillar into a chrysalis into a bright new butterfly! Along the way, beginning readers will find out how butterflies see thousands of images at once, drink nectar from flowers, avoid predators, and can be identified by size, shape, and color. Readers will also follow the amazing migration of millions of monarchs.