Wednesday, April 21, 2021

2021 - 64 - Another Earth Day Treasure - A World of Plants; Martin Jenkins and James Brown (ILL)


A World of Plants is a stunning, all encompassing book about plants full of facts about what plants can do.  It is a beautiful, oversized hardboard book approx. 11"x15". The targeted age group is 7 - 10, but, adults  might be surprised that they learned quite a few new things by reading this book as well. 

Some of the topics that I found fascinating were:
  • Plants That Eat Animals
  • Sacred and Symbolic Plants
  • Breeding Plants
  • Ten Plants That Feed the World
  • Cycling Carbon
  • Plants That Steal
  • Tall, Taller, Tallest Trees
  • Desert Plants
  • Breeding Plants...... and honestly so many more.

Each particular topic is given a (2)-page spread like the ones shown below with beautiful illustrations and details about the specific topic featured. There is interesting information about photosynthesis, what it is and how it works.  It also cautions readers about how important it is to take the climate crisis seriously and how important plants are to life on Planet Earth. 

This book would work great as an instructional tool as well as for personal collections.

Thanks go to Candlewick and Walker Books US for sending this lovely book my way.



14 comments:

  1. Oooh, I like that image of the sixteen varieties of tulips. Looks like a lovely book.

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  2. That sounds very comprehensive and useful too!

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  3. This book sounds like a real treasure!

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    1. It's beautiful, it will be on the coffee table until I pass it on permanently to the children.

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  4. This sounds so interesting. I'm going to look for a copy.

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  5. What a beautiful and useful book. I am so into plants now. That's why those gophers and ground squirrels are driving me crazy right now. My husband brought home Repels All and I sprinkled it today and now my entire front yard smells like B.O. Repels All. Funny.

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    1. LOL - It's funny when we had our home on a wooded acre we had a specialist treat 4-6 times a year but, now living in a condo, it's nice not to have the bother, they come automatically. I remember the first year I planted beautiful tulips, all varieties, the bulbs the squirrels didn't dig up because beautiful flowers only to be eaten by the deer - couldn't win LOL

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  6. What a beautiful book, and perfect for Earth Day this week!

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    1. We have a granddaughter born on Earth Day so also a special day. This is a beautiful book in so many ways.

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  7. I'm trying to learn about plants right now, and this sounds like one of those wonderful children's books that is perfect for entry-level learning adults, too.

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    1. Deb, there are so many wonderful children's books out these days that serve as great intro books to someone interested in learning a new specialty topic but, beginning in simple, easy to learn style.

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