Baseball and Butterflies

Baseball and Butterflies

by Karen Lynn Williams, Linda Storm
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-- In this easy chapter book, Daniel is anxiously awaiting summer vacation, during which he plans to read and add to his butterfly collection. Problems arise when he discovers that his younger brother Joey is not only a nuisance and a tattletale, but also a better baseball player than Daniel. Further, his butterflies look prettier flying free than in a box. Glum with disappointment, Daniel fears the summer is doomed. But a plot twist gives him a new way to enjoy his butterflies, and opens his eyes to Joey's capabilities. Essentially a story about the discoveries children make about each other when they learn to communicate, the book has no conflicts or major social problems. Rather, it's a quiet, pleasant story about boys working things out and discovering the joys of the natural world. Children will enjoy reading it independently, but educators will find it an ideal book to use in science lessons or for discussions intended to develop a conservation ethic. --Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688094898
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
80
Lexile:
510L (what's this?)

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