We were recently sent a copy of 'The Butterfly Club' to review. When it arrived through the door both Lauren and I were very excited. I love the smell of brand new books and always instil in my children that they must look after books, a message that is falling on deaf ears with Harry and Matthew 'wrecking balls' at the minute.
Anyway, I digressed a little, Lauren immediately went upstairs and started to read. More on that later.
The cover of this book is so pretty. (Yes, I do judge a book by it's cover!) The writing is shiny, metallic red and very appealing and it is covered with very pretty butterflies, surrounding the popular illustrations by Nick Sharratt.
Tina has always relied on her sisters, but can she learn to fly alone?
The Butterfly Club is Jacqueline Wilson's 101st book. It is a contemporary story aimed at the six to ten age group. Jacqueline has always wanted a twin sister, and this is what inspired her to write Double Act, but this time she has gone one better and wrote about triplets and Ruby and Garnet, from Double Act, make a further appearance at the end of the book.
Tina, Phil and Maddie are triplet sisters, but Tina was born much smaller than her sisters and with a heart defect. Tina becomes a very protected family member.
In the story, the triplets are now seven years of age and about to go into scary old fashioned Miss-Lovejoy's class.
She was the first teacher we'd had who could tell the difference between Phil and Maddie.
She sits Tina next to Selma Johnson, the fiercest child in the class.
Tina has to learn to stand on her own two feet - and by the end of the book they are actually the best of friends.
Where do Butterflies come into it?
The story has a green theme running through it. Tina becomes fascinated by butterflies and Miss Lovejoy helps the girls start their own butterfly garden in the playground. The reader finds out lots about butterflies as they go along and it was the lovely to see the following pages at the back of the book, containing activities for children to do.
It's a beautiful, heart-warming story about friendship, confidence and becoming your own person.
This is what Lauren thought of the book.
I would highly recommend this book. It's a must for Jacqueline Wilson followers, both old and new.
If you would like to order a copy of the book from Amazon, the link is here.
It's currently £6.00
We were sent a copy of The Butterfly Club for the purpose of this review. All opinions belong to Lauren and I.