A Place for Butterflies (Place for (Hardcover)) by Melissa Stewart, Higgins Bond
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A Place for Butterflies (Place for (Hardcover))
Melissa Stewart, Higgins Bond
Peachtree Pub Ltd (March 31, 2006)
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In this simple introduction to butterflies and ecology, Melissa Stewart shares with young readers the behavior and beauty of butterflies and offers specific ways youngsters can help protect butterflies and their natural habitats.Children learn basic facts about butterflies, including how they transform from caterpillar to butterfly, where they live, what they eat, and how they benefit plants and animals. Woven throughout the text is information on how human action harmed butterflies in the past and how populations can be protected by preserving forests and meadows and cutting down on pesticide use. Directions for creating backyard gardens and planting specific trees that attract butterflies are also included. Author Melissa Stewart offers children a glimpse into the interconnectedness of our world and how the actions of one species can inadvertently harm another. Illustrator Higgins Bonds colorful, realistically detailed watercolor illustrations highlight the diversity of the species from the Schaus swallowtail butterflies in southern Florida to the endangered Mitchells sayters.
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