Butterflies by Seymour Simon

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Butterflies are beautiful, inspiring, amazing insects. Did you know that butterflies . . .

have eyes that can look in all directions—up, down, forward, backward, left, and right—all at the same time?

taste with their feet?

can migrate 3,000 miles every year?

Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon invites readers to explore the world of butterflies and moths with fascinating facts and stunning full-color photographs.

Learn where to find butterflies and moths, how to observe them in nature, and how to plant your very own butterfly garden!


About Seymour Simon

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Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, the New York State Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award from the Boston Public Library, the Washington Post-Children’s Book Guild Award, the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award, and the Mom’s Choice Award-Gold. He and his wife, Liz, live in upstate New York.
Published August 23, 2011 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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Shaped like butterflies, nine sparkly counting pieces peek through die-cut holes on the cover of the paper-over-board book Good Night, Sweet Butterflies by Dawn Bentley, illus.

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This amazing book showcases Simon's latest full-color photographs and will delight and amaze readers with facts such as monarch butterflies travel 3,000 miles to their winter homes, butterflies that flew 100 million years ago look very much like those you see sipping nectar from flowers today, an...

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While I am sure much went over his head, when his parents came to pick him up, the first thing he asked them was, “Did you know that butterflies taste with their feet?” It is specific interesting scientific details like that which makes this book not only a compelling learning tool for children ...

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