Many international poets contributed freely to this compilation of children's poems, for which all profits and royalties go to the BBC Children in Need appeal fund. The publishers - Author House UK - kindly agreed to print the book free of charge after seeing all the wonderful poems that had been collected. A prominent member of many poetry associations, Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson had no trouble raising an enthusiastic response to the call for poets to write and submit a poem for the cause with contributions coming from as far afield as America, Australia, Canada, Jamaica, South Africa and the United Kingdom. With dedication and joy of being able to do this for the children Pat as worked hard to enthuse others and put the poems together into a manuscript ready for publication. Any information regarding the book and the poets who donated can be found by contacting Pat at http: //www.patthepoet.com/ This is a book that will appeal to children of all ages. Some poems tell short stories about children and the animals and creatures that surround them, such as the butterflies and bees of the title. But with the 'Children in Need' appeal in mind, the intention of the book is not merely to amuse children, but to offer poems with moral support, to show love and guidance for children in any difficult situation. We hope you enjoy this book and thank you for purchasing and joining us in contributing to this very worthwhile cause.