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.
WINNER 2007 - School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
NOMINEE - ALA Alex Award
NOMINEE - Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
NOMINEE - California Young Reader Medal
NOMINEE - Indiana Young Hoosier Award
NOMINEE - New York State Charlotte Award
NOMINEE - Nebraska Golden Sower Award
Alan Madison is the author of some very funny books for children, including The Littlest Grape Stomper, and Pecorino Plays Ball. He lives in New York City.
Kevin Hawkes has illustrated the New York Times bestselling Library Lion and My Little Sister Ate One Hare. He lives in Gorham, Maine.