Pretty Tricky: The Sneaky Ways Plants Survive

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In Pretty Tricky: The Sneaky Ways Plants Survive, award-winning author Etta Kaner introduces readers to plants’ amazing adaptation capabilities. They use camouflage and imitation and even fake their own deaths as means of surviving in the wild. As the boquila vine coils around its host, its leaves mimic those of its host in color and texture, allowing it to blend in perfectly with its surroundings. Longwing butterflies favor passion-flower vines for egg laying. To deter them, this crafty plant species grows its own pretend eggs that appear as tiny yellow spots on its leaves. As readers journey through this text, they will uncover an array of fascinating facts such as these.

This non-fiction book is ideal for general science and biology classrooms everywhere, and it is perfect for designing student projects and in-class discussions about wildlife adaptations. It’s full of interesting content as well as gorgeous and intriguing illustrations, and it features child-friendly text bubbles, a bold font, and bright color blocks. An index and a glossary are included at the end, and although the target audience is children aged six to ten, younger ones may find it a treasure trove of wonder.

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Author Etta Kaner
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Owlkids
Publish Date 2020-Sep-15
ISBN 9781771473699 Buy this Book
Issue January 2021
Category Children's


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