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About the Author

Alan Madison is the author of some very funny books for children, including The Littlest Grape Stomper, and Pecorino Plays Ball. He lives in New York City.

 

Kevin Hawkes has illustrated the New York Times bestselling Library Lion and My Little Sister Ate One Hare. He lives in Gorham, Maine.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 750L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (October 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375835970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375835971
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.4 x 12.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,791 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tinkerbell on November 16, 2007
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For anyone with children (or, who has been a child), who felt their siblings had special gifts and that they may not: Read this book! It so solidly informs us that we all are unique and special, and is beautifully written and illustrated in tune with this message.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Franks on November 10, 2007
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This is my kids all time favorite book. They ask me to read it to them over and over again. They just can't get enough of Velma Gratch. I think that we all have a little bit of Velma in us, and that is one of the things that is so applealling about it. I highly recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Loves Books on December 6, 2008
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I read this book to my first grade students during our butterfly unit, and they loved it. The language is rich, using expressive adjectives, beautiful pictures, and weaving butterfly facts into a wonderful fictional story. I understand the reviewer who was surprised by the second visit to the principal, but it facilitated a wonderful dialogue in our class about what our own principal's reaction might be. The class predicted that he would be thrilled to see Velma's way cool butterfly!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carlene J. Barrows on June 27, 2009
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A delightful story of a little red-haired girl trying to find her place in the world. Velma Gratch has lived in the shadow of her older sisters, and desperately wishes to be known for something that she alone has accomplished. The frustrated first grader learns that she will take a field trip to the Butterfly Conservatory. Her sisters have never been there. She becomes excited and learns as much as she can on the subject of butterflies. While at the conservatory, a beautiful little Monarch Butterfly takes a liking to Velma, and decides to perch itself on her finger for quite a few hilarious days. Velma will now be remembered as the Gratch sister with the way cool butterfly.
Alan Madison weaves a magical story which keeps readers guessing what will happen next. The reader will not just be entertained. They may accidently learn some really cool facts about butterflies.
The illustrations of Kevin Hawkes are comical as well as scientifically accurate.
My classroom full of 5 year olds loved this story. It was a wonderful addition to our study of Butterflies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ReadingTub Reviews on May 19, 2008
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This is a fun story, and I love that it has several layers. Although the story focuses largely on Velma, the author has thoughtfully weaved in other themes: the individuality and the supportive dynamic of the Gratch sisters; facts about butterflies; and a positive "model" about girls liking science (and "bugs"). The only piece that didn't set well was the visit to the principal's office. I understood the first one, as it helped set up the story. But going to the principal's office because of a butterfly on her finger is a little "out there."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Grampa Gene on March 3, 2008
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Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly We purchased this book for our 5 year old grand daughter based on the Amazon reviews. It exceeded our expectations. A sweet story of a younger sister just starting school and finding her niche is charmingly told and illustrated. It has been a popular choice for bed time reading, and I suspect it will continue to charm other little girls for many years to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GrandKat on January 9, 2010
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I saw this online and ordered a copy for my granddaughter. When it came I was so enchanted that I bought another copy for a different grandchild. The story is engaging and the illustrations suit the narrative. All the tension in the plot comes from within Velma herself, who is concerned about entering first grade; everyone around her is supportive. It was pleasant to find a book without bratty kids. The reading level and the sophistication level are just right for a first-grader. I highly recommend this book.
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Velma Gratch and the way cool butterfly is about a little girl trying to step out of the shadow of her two older sisters, whom every one of the school staff remembers for their special talents. Velma is not particularly good at math, spelling, singing, or sports. So, she decides to stand out by being really bad at each of those subjects in which her sisters so excelled. This does make Velma stand out, but not in a way that makes Velma happy. It's then that Velma discovers science. Velma's metamorphasis becomes complete and she finds something that will flutter her right out her older sisters' shadows for good. This story lends itself very well for elementary teachers who would like to kick-off a unit on butterflies or anyone looking for a funny story about finding your place in life from a child's point of view.The Adventures of Roxy and Mozart
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