Velma Gratch & the Way Cool Butterfly (Hardcover)

By Alan Madison, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
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This "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year celebrates everything butterfly, from migration to metamorphosis It's hard to be Velma entering first grade. That's because everyone has marvelous memories of her two older sisters, who were practically perfect first graders, and no one even notices Velma. But all that changes on a class trip to the butterfly conservatory, a place neither of her sisters has been. When a monarch roosts on Velma's finger and won't budge for days--no one will ever forget it . . . or her Kids will love reading about Velma's own transformation in this perfect addition to any science curriculum.

About the Author

Alan Madison was once voted the single silliest Little League player in the state of New Jersey. Now he is extremely happy to sit in the park and watch his son play. He and his family attend minor- and major-league games wherever they travel, except in Italy. They live in New York and have a special place in their hearts for the Yankees. The Pecorino books are Alan's first for children. Visit him on the Web at

Kevin Hawkes has illustrated more than forty books for children, included the "New York Times" bestseller "The Library Lion", "Weslandia", Michael Ian Black's "A Pig Parade Is a Terrible Idea", and "Santa in Cincinatti". He lives in Southern Maine, where he can be found wandering aimlessly in his garden, unless forced indoors, where he creates imaginary landscapes with cobalt blue skies.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375835971
ISBN-10: 0375835970
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication Date: October 9th, 2007
Pages: 40
Language: English