by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Animals, Causes
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The beautiful Orlando Bloom is usually in the news for his model wife, his baby boy or for his acting skills, but today he is in the headlines because of his mom.

Sonia Copeland Bloom has written a children’s book for butterfly conservation, and Bloom is a huge supporter of his mom and her endeavors. They are both encouraging children to help save Britain’s endangered butterflies.

The book, titled Crystal, the Small Miracle, benefits Butterfly Conservation. The story illustrates a caterpillar’s journey and its battle for survival in a dangerous world. As accurately as possible, it follows the life cycle of a butterfly and introduces young children, between the ages of 4 and 7, to the world of butterflies and moths.

“I am delighted to back Butterfly Conservation and their efforts to ensure that these wonderful insects are conserved for future generations to enjoy,” Bloom said while filming The Hobbit in New Zealand. “The story of Crystal, the Small Miracle, written by my mother for children everywhere, reflects her own love of butterflies as well as her passion for children to be educated about the insect world in general.”

Teachers, children and families can also enjoy activities within the book, which help educate about how to rear caterpillars and how to take care of your garden in order to help butterflies survive.

“Sadly butterflies and moths are declining rapidly in the UK and around the world. They need our help like never before,” Dr Martin Warren, Chief Executive of Butterfly Conservation explained. “I hope that Sonia’s appealing story can stimulate a love of butterflies that will inspire young people to care about their future. The world needs butterflies and butterflies need us to take care of that world.”

“The transformation of caterpillar to chrysalis and then butterfly is one of nature’s greatest miracles,” Bloom’s mother said. “After witnessing it myself, I wanted children everywhere to share this incredible experience.”

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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