Charlotte loves her friends. She also loves talking, singing, and playing. What Charlotte doesn't love is sitting still, being quiet, and listening. Charlotte doesn't have time for that boring stuff! But Charlotte's social ways might just ruin her friendships. Find out if Charlotte can fix her overly social behavior in this relatable picture book from the Little Boost series.The Capstone Interactive edition comes with simultaneous access for every student in your school and includes read aloud audio recorded by professional voice over artists.
About the Author
Beth Bracken is an award-winning author of books for children of all ages, from her Mom's Choice-winning Henry Helps books for toddlers to the critically acclaimed Faerieground series for middle-grade readers. Her picture book Too Shy for Show-and-Tell was one of the 2013 Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year in the Under-Five category. Beth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and their two children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Perfect for the little chatterbox in any family, this book is full of beautifully colorful illustrations. It is a great way to remind little ones that there is a time for focus and a time for play and there can be a very even balance.
The Social Butterfly just broke my cute-meter! It's such a lovely picture book with a great message and the sweetest illustrations. Charlotte is a gorgeous purple butterfly who makes new friends everywhere she goes. She loves talking, singing and telling jokes, and she also loves school. When her constant chattering one day results in her friends missing out on eating lunch, not being able to concentrate on reading or their maths worksheet in class, or not hearing something important their teacher, Miss Flora, says, they each get upset with Charlotte. Charlotte talks to Miss Flora about her fears that her friends don't like her anymore. Will Charlotte take Miss Flora's advice? This book has a great message for all of the young social butterflies out there about learning when it is appropriate to talk, laugh and play with your friends and when you need to be quiet and pay attention. The writing style was engaging and the illustrations were adorable! The layout has been well thought out and the font choice complements the soft colour palette of the illustrations. The childrens' expressions leave no room for confusion regarding what they're feeling and the children themselves are simply the cutest little insects ever! The backgrounds are detailed and I loved the attention to detail. I especially loved Miss Flora's chipped upside down teacup table. After reading this book I had convinced myself I wanted to live in a mushroom and be friends with Charlotte. I think I want to be a butterfly as well but since my favourite colour is already taken, I may have to be blue instead. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Capstone for the opportunity to read this book. It would make a fantastic bedtime story and I'd also love to see it in schools and libraries. I'd enjoy reading this book over and over. Charlotte now has a place in my heart.