What kinds of flowers are there? How do they grow? Are they useful? Are they edible? How do I grow flowers? These are some of the questions answered in this reference book about flowers. First, Gibbons shows where flowers are found and the environments that work best for certain flowers. Then Gibbons introduces the various parts of flowers and how they are pollinated. Different fruits are shown, followed by how seeds are spread. Then, suggestions are made about how to grow flowers in the different growing and flowering seasons. The final page includes facts about flowers, including carnivorous flowers and the largest flowers alive.
Gibbons is the queen of non-fiction books for children. While the pages in this one are a bit cluttered, with many captions and illustrations spread throughout each page, the vast amounts of information make it a great reference piece. Her illustrations are detailed and accompanied by the name of each flower, and her explanations are simple enough for younger children. This topic is one enjoyed by many children, and this book could be a way to tie generations together, playing in the dirt, planting flowers, a fun way to spend an afternoon or two.
|Page Count||32 pages|
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