Rudy and the Butterflies

  • $ 995

Item Number RB24

By Perry Flynn with Craig Pippert

Illustrated by Anne Kiefaber

Rudy and the Butterflies has an extensive, and growing, set of free extension materials!  (See links below)

NEW!  Rudy Play Pal Plushie is now available.  WOO HOO!  

ALSO IN A COMBO (book and plushie)

Rudy, a handsome thoroughbred colt, was born on a starry, spring night. Of all of the new creatures Rudy met, his favorites were the BUTTERFLIES!

With the help of his friend, Elmo, Rudy learned to jump. But, what Rudy really wanted to do was fly like his butterfly friends.
But, a fiendish plot by a dastardly villain threatened to put Rudy and Elmo out of the competition for good! What will happen? How will Rudy be saved?

Follow Rudy on his based-on-a-true story journey to the National Horse Show that targets a wide variety of core communication and language arts skills.

Includes Extension activities, lesson ideas, education standards crosswalks, and MUCH MORE to help children fly with Rudy!


Vocabulary and Semantics 

     Summary of Vocabulary Extension Activities 

      Equestrian Glossary 




     Prepositions (coming soon)



     Figurative Language and Metaphors (coming soon)

Science and Social Studies

       Summary of Science and Social Studies Activities

       Parts of a Butterfly  (also critical thinking)

       Butterfly Life Cycle  

       Parts of a Flower  (also critical thinking)

       Plant a Butterfly Garden  (also following directions)

       Create a Butterfly Feeder  (also following directions)

Horses and Horse Care

      Summary of Horses and Horse Care Activities

      Glossary (also vocabulary)

      How to Groom a Horse  (also story retell, paraphrasing, following directions)

     Parts of a Horse  (also targets critical thinking, categorization, homographs

Sequencing and Story Retell

      Rudy Story Map

      Sequencing Cards

Critical Thinking

     Summary of Critical Thinking Activities

    Rudy's Farm Friends

 Art and Reader's Theatre

     Summary of Art and Reader's Theatre 

     Make a Stick Horse

      Create Butterfly Feeder

     Origami Butterflies

     Make some Beautiful Blossoms

Feelings and Emotions (coming soon)




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