This handsome, oversized volume, chockablock with family/classroom projects and experiments, is sure to be greeted enthusiastically. Lavish, crisp full-color photos, information boxes, maps, and lists of butterfly do's and don'ts make clear the creatures' physiology and metamorphosis. Mikula gives solid instructions on raising butterflies and creating butterfly habitats. He discusses the capture of wild specimens (to be released) and the taking of pupae/chrysalides for home/classroom rearing, including lots of caveats to young collectors throughout. No commercial sources are listed. The author also presents the joys of color photography, giving tips on equipment and techniques. All in all, a substantial and eye-catching title.