Butterfly Beach

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By: Jacqueline Wilson

A brand-new story starring the unlikely best friends of The Butterfly Club, published specially for World Book Day 2017, from much-loved and bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson.

Selma can’t wait to go on holiday with her best friend forever, Tina. But a holiday with Tina means a holiday with her triplet sisters, too – and it’s not long before Selma feels like the odd one out. Can their shared love of butterflies bring Selma and Tina together again?

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Download our Butterfly Club activity sheets:

colouring sheets

loom band activities

find your triplet

drawing butterflies

Reviews from Toppsta:

rebeccajw-east-grinsteadread it to Alex aged 9 
I read this to Alex (male). I found it quite sad as the characters have had a rough time of things. Alex enjoyed it which I was surprised about as it had such a strong quota of female characters.Freddie9 aged 10 
Good. A beach enthusiast would find it cool. It’s a funny book and it might be aimed for girls more than boys but it’s for anyone really.KCJo08  aged 8 
Imagine if you decided to go on holiday with your best friends family and discovering you could have gone to Disneyland instead (with your realllllllllllly mean stepfather!)! That’s exactly what happened to Selma. The book made me laugh out loud as it had some good/funny things in it.
It’s a story of good friendship and a special bond. It shows you that taking an opportunity to do something less exciting but being with your friends turned out to be better.
I enjoyed the book and would read  it again and again and again etc. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes modern books.

Girly  aged 8
I haven’t read any other books by Jacqueline Wilson so I didn’t know about the characters. I didn’t like the mean person at the start. It made me feel sad. I think she had a horrid life and that made me sad as well. I am glad that Tina was so nice. Her dad was really nice too. I am glad that I read the book. It was very short and I read it all on my own without any problems. I think girls would like this best as the characters are girls. People my age would enjoy this but it might be too easy for much older.

Maurits aged 8 
I liked it when Selma got a phone and no one on holiday with her had a phone except the parents.  The characters were very funny because when they were reading books the three twins were making pig noises from the three pigs: Peter Pig, Percy Pig and PomPom Pig.  Selma thought it was babyish because she never ever did silly things except with her best friend Tina.  I enjoyed the story a lot because it was funny and not what you were expecting.

Bumblebee25 aged 8 
I had to get my mummy to help me read this book as some of the pages were just a bit to much for me. Maybe because I found it hard to get into at first or as I am new to longer reads on my own.
I still enjoyed reading it though. I liked meeting all the different characters, all different personalities. One even had the same name as my mum which I liked.
The story is funny and exciting. I think people will like this story if they already read Jacqueline Wilson’s story.

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    About the Author

    Jacqueline Wilson

    Jacqueline Wilson is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author who served as Children’s Laureate from 2005-7. The Illustrated Mum was chosen as the British Children’s Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children’s Book Award for Double Act, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. In 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame.  In 2009 she was Britain’s most-borrowed author from libraries.

    “A brilliant writer of wit and subtlety” – THE TIMES

    “She should be prescribed for all cases of reading reluctance” – INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

    “Has a rare gift for writing lightly and amusingly about emotional issues” – BOOKSELLER

    About the Illustrator

    Nick Sharratt

    Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children and won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Children’s Book Award. He has also enjoyed great success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson’s books. Nick lives in Brighton.