Habitat loss, pesticide use, and the collecting of rare species are putting some of the world's most beautiful butterflies in danger. Without action now, it is possible that some species may actually become extinct. In this book, stunning full-color images of these magnificent insects will appeal to young readers and encourage them to take an interest in helping butterflies and their habitats. Children will be fascinated by
butterfly bodies, habitats, and defenses
the amazing changes that occur during metamorphosis
the ways that people are helping protect butterflies and the natural places where they live
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