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Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly

This School Library Journal Best Book of the Year celebrates everything butterfly, from migration to metamorphosis! It's hard to be Velma entering first grade. That's because everyone has marvelous memories of her two older sisters, who were practically perfect first graders, and no one even notices Velma. But all that changes on a class trip to the butterfly conservatory, a place neither of her sisters has been. When a monarch roosts on Velma's finger and won't budge for days -- no one will ever forget it . . . or her!

Kids will love reading about Velma's own transformation in this perfect addition to any school science curriculum or at home nature exploration.

For more stories starring Mighty Girls who love nature, visit our Animals & Nature section.

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"A young girl embarks upon her own amazing metamorphosis in Velma Gratch & the Way Cool Butterfly. Now entering first grade, Velma finds herself overshadowed by her two seemingly perfect older sisters, who are remembered and admired by all. It takes a science lesson and a trip to the Butterfly Conservatory... for Velma to discover her passion and to truly shine. Alan Madison’s lively language is filled with rhythm and repetition.... Use this vivacious read-aloud as a precursor to insect explorations or discussions about self-discovery." -- School Library Journal

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Alan Madison
Illustrator Kevin Hawkes
ISBN 0307978044
Publication Date Oct 9, 2007
Publisher Schwartz & Wade
Language English