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Butterfly House

by Eve Bunting

Other authors: Greg Shed (Illustrator)

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Butterfly House is a beautiful story by Eve Bunting about a girl and her grandfather who raise a butterfly. They build a beautiful house for the butterfly and wait for it to grow and then release it once it comes out of the chrysalis. Later in the story, the time changes and the girl is the age her grandfather was and the grandfather is no longer around. However, her garden is filled with butterflies and she thinks it is because of the care she once gave a butterfly with her grandfather. Everyone else thinks it is a mystery but she knows it is not. I think this story is a beautiful story to read to children especially if their school has an activity where they have a butterfly garden and raise their own butterflies. The illustrations are also very detailed with soft colors to emphasize the love and happiness in this book. ( )
  sconne7 | Dec 1, 2014 |
A young girl found a caterpillar and saved it from a jay. Her grandfather showed her how to take care of it until she was able to release it. Now, the young girl is much older living in her grandfather's home. Outside his house is full of butterflies, and she believes it was all because of that day! Very touching story. It brings back memories that you once shared with those who have passed. ( )
  kfisher524 | Oct 2, 2014 |
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 |
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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 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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