Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly
- Written by: Alan Madison
- Illustrated by: Kevin Hawkes
- Published by: Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House
- Read by: Kyra Sedgwick
- Suggested grade level: 2nd - 3rd
- Run time: 15.5 minutes
It’s hard to be Velma, the littlest Gratch, entering the first grade. That’s because everyone has marvelous memories of her two older sisters, who were practically perfect first graders. Poor Velma—people can barely remember her name. But all that changes on a class trip to the magnificent Butterfly Conservatory—a place neither of her sisters has ever been. When a monarch roosts on Velma’s finger and won’t budge for days…well, no one will forget Velma ever again.