Animal Life with Color Pictures is a beautiful full-color take on an old classic! If you are like the editor of this book, you loved these old nature readers from the late 1800s, but thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if there were color pictures showing what these animals actually looked like?” Now our children can learn so much more with these descriptive pictures. The subjects of this series of lessons are mainly such insects or other animals as the children may observe for themselves. The lessons aim to give illustrations of some of the varied means of self-protection employed by animals; their methods of home-building and of caring for their young; the transformations they undergo; the adaptability to their surroundings as shown by their coverings and the tools with which the various animals are provided. It is hoped that such readers may become interested, while children, in the abundant life about them, and that when this interest is gratified by learning of the wonderful lives and habits of these little creatures, a respect for all life may be fostered.