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Butterfly House

by Eve Bunting

Other authors: Greg Shed (Illustrator)

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I enjoyed this story. I like how it has true facts about butterflies throughout it. I also like how the author provides facts in the back of the book, such as how to find a larva or how to feed a butterfly, so the reader can make their own butterfly house. I also enjoyed the book's pictures. The pictures are bright and colorful, giving the book a happy feel. Another thing that I like is how the author writes the story by breaking it down step by step. The reader is constantly informed of what the girl and her grandfather are doing. For example "We glued the painted flowers inside the box so it was bright with color." This gives the reader a really nice visual of what is happening in the story. Unfortunately, I think this book is more for young girls rather than boys. The illustrations are all in what is considered "girly" colors. This does not make it as appealing for a young boy, though the content is interesting. The main message of this story is what goes around comes around. ( )
  jsanfi1 | Apr 9, 2014 |
How girl builds butterfly house with Grandpa ( )
  mikiodonnell | Nov 2, 2013 |
This book is about a girl who helps who grandpa raise butterflies and when she get other they come back.
Age 3-5
  krystinarudnick | Mar 13, 2013 |
After a little saves a caterpillar from a hungry Blue Jay, she finds out that it will become a butterfly. This is very exciting for this little girl. Her and Grandpa work together to make a caterpillar house and give the larva a safe place to live and mature. After the caterpillar matures in to a beautiful butterfly they release it back into nature. I love this story. The girl and her grandfather have a lovely relationship. The book includes the instructions to How to Raise a Butterfly like this girl did. This would be great to do with students, fun science project. ( )
  mmwrigh3 | Oct 19, 2011 |
Upon saving a butterfly larva from a jay, a little girl sets on helping the larva reach maturity while building a box to keep it in. During this process, she is helped by her grandfather who tells her how he once saved a larva and helped it turn into a butterfly. The little girl realizes that her grandfather was once her age and they have things in common. The girl grows into a woman, and continues to live in the house of her grandfather. She keeps a garden that attracts the butterflies to her house. ( )
  MelAKnee | Sep 27, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0590848844, Hardcover)

With the help of her grandfather, a little girl makes a house for a larva and watches it develop before setting it free. And when the girl grows old, the butterflies come back to return her kindness.

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With the help of her grandfather, a little girl makes a house for a larva and watches it develop before setting it free, and every summer after that butterflies come to visit her.

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