The Bad Butterfly

The Bad Butterfly Billie has started ballet classes She is sure she ll be a great dancer But is Billie really cut out to be a ballerina

  • Title: The Bad Butterfly
  • Author: Sally Rippin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Billie has started ballet classes She is sure she ll be a great dancer But is Billie really cut out to be a ballerina

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    1. My 7 year old gives this book five stars. She read it to me and absolutely LOVED it! She says it's the best book she's ever read. She's also very excited it's a chapter book. She feels like a big kid reading these. They look like chapter books but are still her reading level which is fabulous for those rising 2nd graders who aren't quite ready for chapter books but think they are. These are just perfect!!!! I'm so glad there are more in the series because my daughter is reading those now as well [...]

    2. There was a lot to love about this book. My one complaint, I’m not wild about the illustrations. The kids look like Bratz dolls or something from Monster High which I can’t stand. Otherwise, this is a fantastic beginning chapter book.The format (size, printing, etc.) make it feel like a more grown up book, but it would certainly be on a first grade/beginning second grade level. The print is large which spreads it out over more. Billie wants to take ballet and be a beautiful, floating, gracef [...]

    3. 1-Sally Rippin, “Billie B Brown: The Bad Butterfly” (​​Prahran, Victoria, Aust: Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010).“You didn't think boys could do ballet? Of course they can.” (p5-6)The 'Billie B Brown' series by Australian author Sally Rippin is a wonderful set of books helping young kids acknowledge and deal with their range of emotions that arise from various childhood predicaments. These books reinforce the positive outcome of good decision making.

    4. I think these books are great for second and third graders who are transitioning into long chapter books. The font is really big so there are not very many words on each page. The words are not very difficult either. I really like how this book shows children not to give up. Even though Billie isn't the best dancer, she practices all week to become better. It shows that practice and hard work really pays off.

    5. A young patron recommended this series to me today. I love having the option of a chapter book with LARGE text, fairly easy vocabulary, and pictures. Plus this title in particular expressed that gender roles don't need to be set in stone (Billie might not be a ballerina afterall). I'll keep this in mind for other emerging readers.

    6. This was a good enough book for what it is. It is clearly meant for very young readers to read on their own, a good introduction to chapter books. It wasn't the best read-aloud book, but the girls liked it, and it didn't annoy the crap out of me like some of the books I read to them.

    7. A quick easy read for beginning chapter book readers. Billie isn't your typical tidy graceful girl that you imagine as a ballerina. Cute book shares strengths and weaknesses of boys and girls. It's ok to be different.

    8. Great characters in this ballet chapter book. The story very cleverly challenges gender stereotypes and incorporates problem solving skills. Not mad on the illustrations.

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