Leedy, Loreen Amazing Plant Powers: How Plants Fly, Fight, Hide, Hunt, and Change the World Holiday House, 2015. $17.95 NON-FICTION/PICTURE BOOK
This book is narrated by Spike, a cartoon cactus and his crew of
darling potted plants. They take us on an exploration of the amazing power of
plants. Starting with their most important power of creating oxygen, then
moving on to surviving in challenging environments, fighting off creatures who
want to eat them, and even to traveling. The potted plants provide
interjections which act as comic relief.
A fun balance between sharp clear photos and adorable cartoon
illustrations. Tons of text variation and interesting things to look at.
Where have you been all my life? What a great mix of stunning
photography, fun illustrations and comedy. I really felt like I was watching a
fun yet informative tv program for kids. The information was perfectly
organized and geared for 1-3 graders. Students will even check out this one on
their own because the cover is so stellar and it’s a fun read. Teachers will be
very interested in using this book as a read-aloud or curriculum supplement as
well. Going instantly into my library collection. I am even going to check out
other books by this author right away.
EL(K-3) –ESSENTIAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.