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Butterfly Count by Sneed Collard III

Butterfly Count (edition 2002)

by Sneed Collard III (Author)

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Amy and her mother look for a very special butterfly while attending the annual Fourth of July Butterfly Count at a prairie restoration site. Includes factual information about butterflies and how to attract and watch them.
Title:Butterfly Count
Authors:Sneed Collard III (Author)
Info:Holiday House (2002), Edition: 1st, 32 pages
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Butterfly Count by Sneed Collard III


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Although this is a book that includes multiple types of butterflies it's main focus lies on the fritillary butterfly. The fritillary butterfly is often difficult to find because of the destruction of land, more specifically their habitat. In this story, a young girl learns from her mother about a fritillary butterfly that her grandmother loved so much before she passed away. The next day the young girl has the opportunity to go to her grandmothers old land to count butterflies. However because of years worth of weed problems they had to mow and burn the field of it's original habitat, she isn't able to find a fritillary butterfly. That is until she goes to visit the only piece of land where it wasn't mowed and burned....her grandmothers grave site. There in the original habitat she finds a fritillary butterfly. ( )
  Ebarclift13 | Sep 4, 2016 |
This text is fun and wonderful. It described the experience of looking for a rare breed of butterfly and the family traditions that came out of it. The fact that the butterfly turned up when the main character visited her family grave just made it all the better. I liked the story and the endnotes about how we can become a part of the butterfly count was great. This was a good book. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
Genre: Realisitic Fiction

This book is a good example realistic fiction because it is about a little girl and her mom who are butterfly watchers, on the Fourth of July. They are keeping an eye out for a specific butterfly, the regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia). This story is easily imagined in taking place in our real world, and it contains events and activities that occur very often in our lives. The setting for this is important because it tells about this certain type of butterfly and how it hasn't been seen in this area for a long time, but in the end, the protagonist and her mother finally get to see one.

Level: Intermediate
  born1990 | Nov 6, 2010 |
Review: This is an ok example of realistic fiction. The story is realistic because everyday things happen in this story such as a child looking for butterflies and spending time with her mother. What makes this story unique is that it talks a lot about specific butterflies which makes it have informational tendencies. However, I would still categories this story as realistic fiction because it is connected through a little girl.

Setting: This has a backdrop setting because it could take place anywhere that children could search for butterflies.

Media: Watercolors
  rlee09 | Oct 14, 2009 |
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Amy and her mother look for a very special butterfly while attending the annual Fourth of July Butterfly Count at a prairie restoration site. Includes factual information about butterflies and how to attract and watch them.

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