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eBook Adios Oscar! A Butterfly Fable ePub

by Peter Elwell

  • ISBN: 0545071593
  • Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Peter Elwell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Blue Sky Press (April 15, 2009)
  • Pages: 32
  • ePub book: 1798 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1689 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 365

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A fresh, funny story about a feisty caterpillar who breaks through his limitations - and realizes his fondest dream. A charmingly illustrated picture book with a positive message, "Adios, Oscar!" is sure to delight young readers, ages 4-8. The last page even covers some basic words in Spanish, as well as the differences between moths and butterflies.

A Butterfly Fable from Scholastic, I was very happy. Even better? This isn't your typical monarch migration story. Even better? This isn’t your typical monarch migration story. It’s a new twist on the topic and it is great! Oscar is a caterpillar who lives on a plant near a window. One day a monarch butterfly named Bob happens upon his plant. Bob is in an awful rush and tells Oscar to look him up when he gets to Mexico someday.

Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory GRP101694344. More information about this seller Contact this seller 2. Stock Image. Adios Oscar! A Butterfly Fable. Published by The Blue Sky Press (2009). ISBN 10: 0545071593 ISBN 13: 9780545071598.

A fresh, funny story about a feisty caterpillar who breaks through his limitations - and realizes his fondest dream, by a New York Times bestselling author

A fresh, funny story about a feisty caterpillar who breaks through his limitations - and realizes his fondest dream, by a New York Times bestselling author. When Oscar the caterpillar discovers that he will one day become a butterfly, he's overjoyed. And his friend Edna the bookworm encourages his hopes of flying to Mexico with the other Monarch butterflies.

The afterword supplies moth and butterfly facts. by Peter Elwell and illustrated by Peter Elwell.

Just another victory for free will over predestination, with particularly engaging pictures. The afterword supplies moth and butterfly facts.

Автор: Elwell Peter Название: Adios Oscar!: A Butterfly Fable Издательство: Blue Sky Press (AZ) . This book also describes congressional approaches for dealing with various Chinese economic policies deemed damaging to various US economic sectors.

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Adios Oscar!: A Butterfly Fable. 2 Total Resources View Text Complexity Submit Text Complexity. Book Guides, Activities & Lessons 1. Story Map Customizable Lesson. Created by TeachingBooks. Audio Excerpt from Adios Oscar! Grade.

A fresh, funny story about a feisty caterpillar who breaks through his limitations -- and realizes his fondest dream, by a New York Times bestselling author.When Oscar the caterpillar discovers that he will one day become a butterfly, he's overjoyed. And his friend Edna the bookworm encourages his hopes of flying to Mexico with the other Monarch butterflies. To prepare, Oscar learns Spanish and dreams of flying through the purple Sierra Madre Mountains. But when Oscar emerges from his cocoon with stubby little wings, a craving for the taste of desginer sweaters -- and the urge to take a spin around the bathroom lightbulb-- his dreams are dashed. There will be no trip to Mexico for Oscar -- or will there?(Continued on next page)

Comments

Narim Narim
A sweet book that celebrates diversity and acceptance, with a multilingual twist. Such a fun book to read aloud - the children love it! The illustrations are adorable. I love books about animals that combine charm and anthropomorphism with the natural facts about the animals. This book does that in a seamless way that is in no way pedantic.
Sha Sha
Ese Ese
A wonderful read! My daughter who is studying to be an elementary teacher used it in a butterfly unit and the kids loved it. This is actually a gift for her mentor teacher because she loved it as well!
Anarus Anarus
Book was used, but like new! I was happy to find the book at a great price. I love the story!
Qusserel Qusserel
I bought this for my grandson, Oscar. It is a very cute story and one his sister's enjoy as well.
Deorro Deorro
Anytime I see a new monarch butterfly book I get excited, so when I received a review copy of Adios, Oscar!: A Butterfly Fable from Scholastic, I was very happy. Even better? This isn't your typical monarch migration story. It's a new twist on the topic and it is great!

Oscar is a caterpillar who lives on a plant near a window. One day a monarch butterfly named Bob happens upon his plant. Bob is in an awful rush and tells Oscar to look him up when he gets to Mexico someday. Well, Oscar is just enamored with Bob, his gorgeous orange-and-black wings, and this talk of Mexico. When a bookworm named Edna decides to help Oscar learn about Mexico in preparation for his journey, he is ecstatic. Soon it is time for him to go into his pupa phase before emerging as a butterfly.

Or so he thinks.

Oscar is heartbroken when he emerges from his cocoon and discovers he has short grey wings instead of the gorgeous orange-and-black ones he anticipated. And instead of the urge to fly to Mexico, he has the urge to eat sweaters! And fly around a light! Oscar's friends all mock him for the time he spent learning Spanish and Mexican culture, and he is heartbroken. But that all changes when he finds a note Edna left behind for him.
I loved this fable about a moth who believes he can do anything, even fly 2000 miles to Mexico.

And Elwell sprinkles Spanish phrases throughout the book. He also includes an afterword with some information on monarchs and moths and the differences between the two. The illustrations are also adorable, in a great cartoon style. I can't wait to share this with my class and the Monarch Teacher Network!
Watikalate Watikalate
"Adios, Oscar! : A Butterfly Fable" is a children's picture book with a great message - that of not letting anything get in the way of pursuing one's dreams. This message is conveyed via the adventures of cute little caterpillar Oscar, who is visited by a monarch named Bob one day. Bob is on his way to Mexico and Oscar is inspired to do the same, especially after befriending a bookworm named Edna. The illustrations are the major highlight of this book as they perfectly capture a fantasy world where caterpillars have personalities, read in a 'library', and have dreams. In preparing for his trip, Oscar begins to learn Spanish, and various Spanish words are introduced here, such as "Hola", "Adios", etc. Finally, Oscar goes into a deep sleep, and emerges with wings, and an appetite for socks! Oops, something has changed, but not in the way Oscar expects...will this stop him from realizing his dream of going to Mexico?

A charmingly illustrated picture book with a positive message, "Adios, Oscar!" is sure to delight young readers, ages 4-8. The last page even covers some basic words in Spanish, as well as the differences between moths and butterflies. Recommended!
Kids fill their brains with a lot of junk. A lot of that junk never ends up being useful. It just sits in brain and congeals there for years on end until one day, for whatever reason, there's a spark and PING! A connection is made. Here I now hold in my hand "Adios, Oscar!" by Peter Elwell. Now when I first held this book, the cover started to muck with the ancient junk memories I had in my brain. I remembered watching old 20s and 30s cartoons on The Disney Channel as a child. Ancient cartoons where animals wore spats and heels, eyes consisted of emotional dots, and it wasn't peculiar to see a ukulele pulled out for a musical number once in a while. Faith and begorrah! Author/illustrator Peter Elwell has tapped into an old vein of memory with a different twist on the whole "Very Hungry Caterpillar" tale. Fun to read with the requisite visual smarts, this book is a mix of fact and fiction. There's a bit more fiction than fact, which may cause some problems, but in the end it's a pretty enjoyable read.

One day, while sitting in a plant in a pot, a caterpillar named Oscar makes the acquaintance of a high flying butterfly by the name of Bob. Bob's on his way to Mexico, and he assures little Oscar that one day he'll have a pair of wings too and can follow. Bob is intrigued by this notion, and even though the other caterpillars mock him, he teams up with a local bookworm Edna to learn about butterflies and Mexico. By the time he's ready to go for a long sleep, Bob has learned a lot of Spanish words and phrases. But oh no! When he awakes, Bob discovers that he's not a butterfly at all but a measly moth! Yet buoyed by Edna's faith in him, Bob determines to go to Mexico anyway. And if you happen to travel to Mexico someday and see a moth sitting there, you might hear him say, "Mi nombre es Oscar!" loud and happy and proud. A section at the end provides English to Spanish translations as well as some useful facts about butterflies and moths.

Oh, it's a jolly little affair, helped in no small part by Elwell's fabulous watercolors. And boy does he hit all the great tropes. The fellow caterpillars sport crooked crowns, baseball caps, and straw boaters. Butterflies, in contrast, always have black and white outfits and bear bows, bow ties, bowlers, and pearls. And as I mentioned before, the book looks straight out of an old cinematic cartoon. Betty Boop could walk onto the page and you wouldn't blink twice. At the same time, there's much to be said about the way Elwell captures the shifting shades of a butterfly or the papery quality of a moth's wings when at rest. There are humorous details to catch on each page as well. Oscar sports a monarch butterfly shirt that is wretchedly removed when he discovers what he really is. The "diner" where the moths eat consists of a drawer (the "Top Drawer Diner" ho ho) with two very holey socks hanging behind the counter. I even love how Oscar's body is green, until his transformation, and then becomes uniformly gray. There's a lot to enjoy here, and Elwell makes it easy to do so.

Now there are certain subjects you can write a picture book about and expect a certain level of success. Write about fire trucks and you'll have five-year-olds like little pint-sized zombies clawing at your legs to get at it. Write about dinosaurs and [see: previous fire truck statement about small zombies]. Write about butterflies, however, and you get a different crowd. The "teachable moment" crowd, if you will. Cause if there's one unit teachers just luuuv to teach, it's the old caterpillar to butterfly routine. I get `em in my library all the time. Children's librarians are used to pulling every possible metamorphosis-related title off our shelves for these teachers. So it makes for a nice change of pace to be able to pull out a book that sort of upsets the reader's expectations. I'd bet that there are a lot of kids out there unaware that moths also come from creepy crawlies. A forward thinking teacher might even *shudder* attempt to raise moths in a classroom as well as butterflies, just to show the differences. Might, I said.

Granted, the book makes a couple uncomfortable leaps to get where it's going. At one point Oscar wakes up on a leaf to feel wings on his back, and the opposite page has his fellow moths discussing with him their newfound state inside a closet (while he is still outdoors). It makes more sense if you remember that Oscar's in a flowerpot on the windowsill, but for a second there you get a bit confused. Then you get a little more confused because if Oscar's a moth then wouldn't he and the other caterpillars have been eating socks and wool all this time? Elwell mentions at the end that moth larvae eat socks and wool and not grown-up moths like in this story, so there are some creative liberties to contend with. What tends to kill a "fable" of this sort is when it deviates from fact into fancy. As a reader, I didn't particularly mind, but I can see this sort of detail getting to a teacher who's trying to teach preschoolers and doesn't want fiction clogging up the facts. On the other hand, I see the book more as a title that reinforces information about butterflies than introducing information about moths. But that could just be me justifying things because I like the pretty pictures.

But let us not forget that a Professor of Biology at Dalton State College helped Mr. Elwell with this book. And let us not forget that it is, after all, a book where bugs were straw hats and croon at the moon. We're not dealing with strict facts here, after all. I still wouldn't have minded if that image of Nibbles eating that leaf had been removed, but whatchagonnado? Fact of the matter is that I really enjoy reading this book. I enjoy reading it aloud and I enjoy looking at it. Kids will definitely feel the same way. With Spanish and butterfly facts to sustain you, this is one of the most original flutterby tales out there today. Fun. Frolicsome. Flighty.