Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Bye, Bye, Butterflies! (Andrew Larsen Illustration by Jacqueline Hudon Verrelli)

I learned about this book by attending the Bookpalooza that I got to be on the committee to help organize for our school. We had a number of local authors and illustrators share some of their work. It was a WONDERFUL evening! The illustrator of this book, Jacqueline Hudon Verrelli, is from Calgary.

Right now, in my classroom, we have been observing caterpillars that we ordered from a website. Most of them have turned into pupas and we're impatiently waiting for them to emerge. It was really fun to read this book while we're in the midst of that experience.

June 8, 2016:
We read it again this year. Everyone was quite captivated by the story. This book is truly just like our experience with our butterflies this year. We're going to try to time things perfectly so that we're outside releasing them just before other kids come out so that we can tell them about the great things they have to look forward to with their butterflies when they're in grade 3!

Goodreads summary:

One day on a walk with his dad Charlie sees some boys and girls on the rooftop of the school saying goodbye as they release butterflies up into the sky. Charlie is amazed by all the butterflies flying around and wishes he could do something like that too. And when Charlie starts school next year he becomes a “butterfly scientist” as well and helps his teacher and classmates care for some teeny tiny caterpillars as they grow into butterflies and are released by Charlie and his class. “Bye Bye Butterflies!”

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