All About Plants! (Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files #2) (The Questioneers)

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Against a colorful notebook background with figures of gleeful inquiring animated puppets examining plants, the authors list and explain the basic parts of plants and their functions. Geared toward the young reader, the fundamental parts and functions of plants are explained and some scientific terms such as chlorophyll, photosynthesis, and stoma are simply described and serve to introduce more complex ideas to these beginners.

The roles of seeds and flowers are colorfully shown. This is a page-turner for the young reader. In addition, several historical botanical non-traditional scientists are mentioned, though their significance may not impress this audience. Several simple hands-on activities designed to display the processes of germination and water conduction through celery stems will engage the budding scientist.

This is a nice introduction to plants and their parts, the only quibble is that many of these illustrated flowers and fruits are not identified in the colorful illustrations. Too many city children cannot recognize or name the common flowers, fruits, cones, and pollinators shown on these pages, such as the succulent pomegranate, or the dramatic magnolia, or even the iridescent hummingbird and more.

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Author Andrea Beaty,Theanne Griffith,David Roberts
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 80 pages
Publisher Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date 19-Jul-2022
ISBN 9781419761515 Buy this Book
Issue November 2022
Category Children's