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Explore a lush garden of plant life. . . . from your bookshelf! Packed with science concepts, this picture book will tell you everything you need to know about flowers.
A Eureka! Nonfiction Honoree
With her signature combination of clearly-labeled diagrams, infographics, and accessible language, Gail Gibbons introduces the basics and life cycle of flowers. Sweet-smelling violets, delicate roses, vibrant tulips-- and many more-- come alive on the profusely illustrated pages.
Including information on common regional species, flowers' habitable ranges, basic flower care and cultivation, and flower anatomy and pollination, this picture book introduction is perfect for both budding gardeners and aspiring scientists. Explore a worldwide garden without ever leaving home!
Beloved by educators, nonfiction superstar Gail Gibbons has covered seeds, farming, vegetables, fruits, and much more for children. According to the Washington Post, "Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator."
This Explore the World . . . with Gail Gibbons title promotes active learning, good citizenship, and student leadership.
About the Author
According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." The multi award-winning Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Regina Medal, the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.
"With more than 170 published titles to her name, Gibbons is one of children's nonfiction's most prolific author/illustrators. In her latest, she artfully details the parts of flowers for young readers. Almost every page is covered in an efflorescence of multiple colors. Similar to From Seed to Plant, yet so much more informative and visually provocative, Gibbons displays the variety of colors, shapes, seeds, climates, environments, and necessary visitors (insects) that the accompany the subject. Ending with a signature trivia page, this work includes info on which flowers have been assigned to specific birthday months and other interesting facts. . . . A good choice for elementary nonfiction collections."—School Library Journal
"Jam-packed with illustrations rendered in black ink, watercolor, and colored pencil and extensively labeled . . . a visual feast."—Booklist