Elinor and her friends investigate why they’ve never seen a baby butterfly, in this third picture book based on the popular TV series.#On an outing to the park, Elinor, Ari and Olive can’t decide whether they should watch butterflies (Ari’s favorite) or caterpillars (Olive’s favorite). This makes Elinor wonder: Why has she never seen a baby butterfly? They should try finding some in the park! When they search, however, the butterflies they observe fluttering around the plants and flowers are all grown-ups – no babies. But then, they spot a cocoon and as they watch, something unusual happens! If they pay close attention and do a bit of deducing, will they be able to solve the mystery of the missing baby butterflies? (And discover how Olive’s and Ari’s favorite animals are connected?)#Butterflies and their metamorphosis are perennially popular topics for young children just learning how life cycles work. Beginning with the idea of a baby butterfly provides a fresh approach to the subject. As with the other titles in this series – based on the daytime Emmy–nominated PBS KIDS TV show Elinor Wonders Why created by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson – Elinor and her friends follow their curiosity and work together to solve a science mystery, learning new things and having fun doing it. Material supporting the topic includes more facts about metamorphosis, a key vocabulary word, and a simple activity. This title has excellent life science curriculum connections to insects, characteristics of living things and habitats.