From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science, comes a new nonfiction picture book series ready to grow young scientists by nurturing their curiosity about the natural world--starting with what's inside a flower.
Budding backyard scientists can start exploring their world with this stunning introduction to these flowery show-stoppers--from seeds to roots to blooms. Learning how flowers grow gives kids beautiful building blocks of science and inquiry.
In the launch of a new nonfiction picture book series, Rachel Ignotofsky's distinctive art style and engaging, informative text clearly answers any questions a child (or adult) could have about flowers.
In this nonfiction series starter, Ignotofsky provides a detailed examination of the anatomy of flowers, covering seeds, stems, leaves, roots, and each element's individual functions, as well as seeds' journeys and growing processes, and flowers' various uses. Fluid, friendly art in muted retro tones, rendered in a mix of traditional and digital styles, makes the information visually appealing for a range of age groups. Colorful botanicals pop against occasional interspersed chalkboardlike backgrounds, and plentiful labels and diagrams will aid curious readers. The straightforward prose sometimes feels underwhelming in comparison ("Whatever you/ plant in your garden/ will be lovely"), but budding botanists will appreciate this floral primer. Back matter includes a brief list of sources and further resources. Ages 4 7.