Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Billie B Brown the Bad Butterfly

The Book:
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Recently I read the book “Billie B Brown the Bad Butterfly” by Sally Rippin. Because we are doing a 12 book challenge. This book goes under the category: “a book you can read in 1 day”.

In the book you learn about Billy and that she is a tomboy. Here is an example “Then instead of her soft pink ballet slippers Billy puts on her big red boots”. Billy has a best friend called Jack. In the story Jack and Billy have their first lesson of ballet, because Billy wanted to be a famous ballerina and Jack does whatever Billy does. When they got to ballet the girls have to be butterflies and the boys have to be trolls. But there is a problem. Billy is not the best butterfly and Jack is too graceful to be a troll. So they decided to swap and Jack was the butterfly and Billy was the troll, “What a marvellous idea” said Mrs Dainty the ballet teacher. It worked well.

It was not descriptive enough for a girl of my age. I prefer authors that give detailed descriptions like: the wind was loud last night like a wolf howling at the moon, you could hear the leaves of the trees rustling against each other. But when I was 6 or 7 I would of thought this book was great because it’s, simple and easy to understand. That’s why I think it would be a good book for children moving from picture books to chapter books (probably from the age of 6-7).

I think this book has a good message for little girls. Boys don't always have to do boy activities and girls don't always have to do girl activities.Example “Today Billy and Jack are going to ballet class. What’s that? You didn't think boys could do ballet? Of course they can. Boys can be very good ballet dancers”.

On a scale of 1 to 10 I give this book 6.

By Olivia McLeod.

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