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Tina is a triplet, but she's always been the odd one out. Her sisters Phil and Maddie are bigger and stronger and better at just about everything. Luckily, they look after teeny-tiny Tina wherever they go - but when the girls start in scary, super-strict Miss Lovejoy's class, they're split up, and Tina has to fend for herself for the first time.

Tina is horrified when she's paired up with angry bully Selma, who nobody wants to be friends with. But when Miss Lovejoy asks them to help her create a butterfly garden in the school playground, Tina discovers she doesn't always need her sisters - and that there's a lot more to Selma than first meets the eye.

A beautiful, heartwarming story about friendship, confidence and becoming your own person, from the mega-bestselling author of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and Sleepovers.

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6th February '18
alexia read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
This book is amazing and I really loved it!
Definitely recommended for Jaqueline Wilson Fans!.
It is all about a girl called Tina who is a triplet her sisters name is (Phil and Maddie)
The thing is Tina is much smaller than her sisters and always needs looking after because of her weak heart. 
Her teacher Miss.LoveGood decides its time Tina stands on her own two feet and partners her up with class bully Selma to make a beautiful Butterfly Garden together and in the end they become Bff's and form a group called The Butterfly Club.
Recommend 6-7+
26th July '16
Amy-Lee read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
The Butterfly Club is a really good book and a really good story on making new friends. With some nice and mean characters. It is a really good animal story too with lots of illustrations. But will small Tina be able to cope with mean Selma and Kay-Leigh, will Mrs Lovejoy easy down on Tina or will she just have to fend for herself for the next year.
 
My personal favourite part is when Bully Selma takes a rough turn, will it stay permanently that way. Another part is when her Mum gets a bit worried about the beginning of the Butterfly garden, will Tina and Selma be able to raise enough money to get all the flowers for there garden? What will happen to all there hard work… One sad part is when Tina’s sisters Philippa and Madeline will not except Selma as part of their life. Tina`s just about to give up all her hope on the butterfly garden when the first one appears but will Tina still carry on believing that more Butterflies will come or shall she just give up! Find out in this brilliant book.

I loved the Butterfly Sweets that came with the book!

Finally a big thanks to Jacqueline Wilson the author of this brilliant book, also congratulations seen as The Butterfly Club is your 101st  book and another big thanks to Nick Sharrett the  illustrator of this brilliant book.
26th April '19
Panda read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
Once I had read the first couple of sentences, I started to read more and more all the way to the end.  There were some amusing bits and some happy bits.  The story is about triplets called Tina, Phil and Maddie.  Tina has got a heart condition so her family make a fuss of her and when she begins Year Three, Selma bullies her.  But the two girls start a butterfly garden together.  Will they turn into best friends or distant enemies? Read the book and find out what happens.  I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. 
28th October '18
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
I have always loved reading Jaqueline Wilson books and although I am now an adult I still enjoy reading her books. The Butterfly Club is now one of my favourite books of hers as I think it was a lovely story and I'm sure completely relatable for so many children. 

The story is about Tina who is a triplet with her sisters Phil and Maddie. She has always had them by her side to look out for her and help her but when they move up a year at school their new teachers Miss Lovejoy wants Tina to become more independent. She ends up being made to sit by Selma, a nasty bully and has to learn to stand up for herself. She soon discovers that her new project might help her gain confidence and friends. 

I really enjoyed reading this book and was glad that Tina was forced to become more independent as it meant we got to see a more vulnerable side of her that got more and more confident as the book went on. I liked the three sisters together and how they all looked out for each other but I think having just Tina was fun to read as well as it shows how different the three of them really are. 

It was great how Tina discovered her new passion for butterflies and I liked how there was so much information included in the book that I didn't even know about butterflies. It was nice to learn some new things along with Tina as the story progressed. 

I enjoyed reading about the relationship between Tina and Selma as it showed how friendship wasn't always easy and it was interesting to get to see Selma in her home and discover why she may be acting in a nasty way at school. 

Overall I think it was a fantastic book and I didn't want it to end.
18th February '19
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
A lovely, easy-to-read story about Tina, a triplet, whose poor health means her family are very protective of her.  But when she and her sisters move into Year Three, their teacher, Miss Lovejoy, encourages Tina to gain more independence.  Miss Lovejoy selects Tina and the class bully, Selma, to create a butterfly garden.  Working together on the butterfly garden enables both girls to discover talents and a new understanding of friendship. 
3rd August '18
JujuxFlamingo read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
This book is very enjoyable! It's about a girl called Tina, but she's a triplet. She has a bully, but she becomes friends with her. I love this book. When I bought it, I thought I wouldn't like it. But when I read the first page, I fell in love quickly! There's no book that I don't like from JW!
19th September '16
Nancybellbookworm read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
The butterfly club is very nice because it is nice and long and if you like butterfly's you will realy enjoy it.I like this book because Tina is a triplet.  it usually mean you look identical but Tina is much smaller than her sisters Maddie and Phil.Tina, Maddie and Phil think it is the best!! The best characters are called........Tina,Maddie,Phil,Selma and miss Lovejoy.
18th January '18
zainab's read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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4 stars
The Butterfly Club is a beautiful book with wonderful illustrations and some kind and mean characters.
But will poor Tina be able to cope with mean Selma and strict Miss Lovejoy (who isn't kind at all).
My favourite bit is where Selma and Tina have to set up The Butterfly Club together.

I also love how at the end of the book it's got quizzes an it's got a recipe for cookies that Tina and Selma make in the book.

 
19th July '18
Topprincess read it themselves aged 11 aged 11
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4 stars
Butterfly Club By Jacqueline Wilson
This is a marvellous book and I implore everyone should try to read it. The story is about a young girl called Tina who is a triplet. She depends on her sisters and they always were there supporting her. Phil, Maddie and Tina always were together. Tina was the smallest of the three due to heart issues when she was a baby and that really comes across in her character. When Phil, Maddie and Tina enter year three they are split up due to a cruel and strict teacher called Miss Lovejoy who we find out has a kind personality. Tina is  surrounded by her nightmare Selma the bully and no one to comfort her. But as the book progresses Tina finds a joy for butterflies which help her make new friends and sort out her troubles. 

The chapters are mixed length with a medium size font. The style of writing is easy to read and understand. There are small  pictures in the book which you see quite often.

I love this book as you can really get in Tina’s head and understand everything she goes through. Although it is about children of a young age I would reccomend this book a mature 9+.
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Jacqueline Wilson is a much loved and hugely successful English children’s book author. She was born in Bath in 1945 but grew up in Kingston Upon Thames, not far from London.

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Nick Sharratt is a much-respected illustrator and author of children’s books. He was born in London in 1962 and spent his childhood in Suffolk, Nottinghamshire and Manchester.

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