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Butterfly House by Eve Bunting

Butterfly House

by Eve Bunting

Other authors: Greg Shed (Illustrator)

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This story is a great read and I enjoyed it for a few reasons ! One of them was the illustrations. Teh illustrattions are very bold and picturesque, strongly contributing tot he meaning of the text. For example, when the little girl and her grandpa were crafting the butterfly house, the picture was painted with many shades of color and was painted on the page just as beautiful as the author was describing it, which brings me to my second reason I lijed the book. The language of the text is verbose and descriptive, allowing the reader to place thmeselves int he book and really picture the surroundings and what is going on. For example, when the author is describing th butterfly, she uses imagery such as " the butterfly was all spotted orange, black and brown as if someone had shaken paints and let the drops fall down." The main message in the book is describing the beauty of the life cycle of a butterfly and how the their beauty is reflected not only in physical being but in kindness as they return to the girl when she is an old woman to thank her for her kindness. ( )
  abeach5 | Mar 29, 2017 |
I dunno. It was good, but something didn't work well enough for me to get excited about. I did love the illustrations of the child grown, at the end. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
This book can help teach children to value all life. The story is about a girl who once found a caterpillar. Her grand father told her it would one day become a butter fly. The little girl raised that caterpillar , gave it a home, and fed it. The caterpillar made a cocoon and then became a butterfly. The girl then realized it was time for the butterfly to leave, so she let it go. Many years passed and the little girl aged into a older women. She has a garden of her own now. The butterflies visit her every year, because of how nice she was to that one butterfly when she was a little girl. ( )
  twalsh | Apr 18, 2016 |
This was an enjoyable read, as with all of Bunting's work. This story shares many interesting facts about butterflies throughout. Bunting also provides facts about butterflies in the back of the book to give an idea on how readers can possibly raise their own butterflies. The illustrations were very colorful and engaging. As the story progressed, it broke down piece by piece what the girl and her grandfather were doing. For example, "We glued the painted flowers inside the box so it was bright with color." This kind of example provides great visuals for the reader. The overall message is: what goes around comes back around. ( )
  zwatso1 | Feb 17, 2016 |
There is nothing better than sharing a hobby with a loved one. This book made me think of my grandmother because she loved butterflies and would have loved to do this with me. It's so beautiful that she kept her grandfather's house and still care for the butterflies. I believe that the butterflies symbolize her grandfather checking up on her. ( )
  hspanier | Nov 2, 2015 |
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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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