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Bye, Bye, Butterflies!

Bye, Bye, Butterflies! illus. by Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli. 32p. diags. maps. Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 2012. RTE $18.95. ISBN 978-1-55455-220-7. LC 20129011290.
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K-Gr 2—When Charlie first sees children releasing butterflies into the sky for a school project, he is a chatty little boy whose father encourages his quiet listening and observation. Then it is time for him to begin school and eventually to participate in the same project, watching caterpillars grow until it is time to release them. This is a realistic story about growth and change, not just for caterpillars but for children, too. Playful cartoon illustrations enhance the pleasing tone. Value-added endnotes contain lots of butterfly facts for budding scientists.—Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT

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