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. Full color.
Meet the Author
EVE BUNTING has written many books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, and Can You Do This, Old Badger? and Little Badger, Terror of the Seven Seas, both illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Ms. Bunting recently received the prestigious Kerlan Award. She lives in Southern California. Greg Shed is the illustrator of many children's books for children including Squanto's Journey, by Joseph Bruchac, and Dandelions by Eve Bunting. He lives in San Diego, California.
Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Ireland where she was raised, and she graduated from Methodist College. She has written more than two hundred books, ranging from picture books to young adult novels. Her subject matter spans both fantasy and reality. She has received countless awards for her writing, and never ceases to produce new books. Eve says that as long as the world is full of such wonderful ideas, she will continue writing. In addition, she says that, for her, writing is like breathing--it is necessary. This wonderful writer is also wonderful wife to her husband Ed and a mother of three - one daughter and two sons - Christine, Sloan and Glenn.
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This book has it all. The gorgeous illustrations are perfect for the sweet story. The words ring true and bring tears to my eyes every time I read this story to my little girls. And to top it off, you can join in the fun by learning how to make your own butterfly house! This is one of my favorite children's books. Please see the recommended list following this review, as these books are also a combination of exquisite art and fine writing.
This book is a beautiful story to read over and over again! Focus is on nature, caring for a butterfly and the special relationship between a child and their grandfather! Highly recommend this book.