Velma Gratch & the Way Cool Butterfly by Alan Madison, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
This is the lovely story of Velma Gratch, the last of the Gratch girls to enter first grade. Each of her sisters made their mark at the school and Velma wants so badly to follow in their footsteps and then also create her own name. She finds a way to make herself standout by loving butterflies and when one lands on her finger and won’t leave when her class is visiting a butterfly conservatory.
This book is full of colorful illustrations that will draw in the reader.
What I Thought: Such a sweet story that any younger sibling will relate too. All Velma wants is to find her niche, that one thing that will make her stand out from her older sisters. When she goes to the butterfly conservatory, she gets just that experience.
I absolutely adore the illustrations. Be sure to check out an especially awesome double page spread in the middle of the book. You can't help but to grin when you see it!
This book also has some great opportunities to sneak in a science lesson about butterflies, caterpillars and metamorphosis.
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