Sylvester and the magic pebble by William Steig; 27 editions; First published in Subjects: Big books, Children's stories, Donkeys, Fiction, Juvenile fiction, Magic, Missing children, Protected DAISY, Wishes, Caldecott Medal, Accessible book, In library
Its hard to be Velma, the littlest Gratch, entering first grade. That's because everyonr has marvelous memories of her two older sisters, who were practically perfect first graders. Poor Velma - people barely remember her name. But all changes on a class trip to the magnificent Butterfly Conservatory.