When a little girl saves a tiny caterpillar from a hungry jay, her grandfather helps her build a butterfly house to keep it safe. They decorate a box with pretty flowers and make everything just right for the little caterpillar, then watch as it spins a cocoon and later emerges as a beautiful butterfly. When it's time to set the butterfly free, the girl is sad, but when she grows up, butterflies still come to visit her garden each spring, leaving her convinced that they're thanking her for saving their long-ago ancestor.
Butterfly House is a gentle children's story of a young girl who rescues a caterpillar from a hungry jay. With her grandfather's help, they build a home for the little insect to keep it safe, and then watch as it encases itself in a cocoon and later emerges as a beautiful butterfly. Much later in life, when the girl has become an old woman, the butterflies still come to visit her garden, bringing her joy. The last page of the book includes detailed information on how to raise your own butterfly.
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