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Kids Nonfiction 354
Growing and Thriving
Overall rating
 
4.7
Writing Style
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
5.0
Learning Value
 
4.0
'What's Inside a Flower? (and Other Questions about Science & Nature)' by Rachel Ignotofsky, is a beautifully illustrated book with engaging descriptions of various kinds of flowers, as well as more information about the colors, shapes, sizes, and other facts that make flowers grow and thrive.

From information about seeds and how they begin to grow roots, to details about decomposers and how they make new soil, the scene is set for how flowers begin their cycle of life. The book does a nice job of labeling the parts of the flower, along with other items that come into play.

While younger readers may find the book a little lengthy, it does provide great description and understanding of the steps that make up the process of a flower. Upper elementary and older students will likely find the book more engaging, as their attention spans and understanding of the science involved will enhance their reading. It is especially nice that the book outlines additional sources, including books, websites, and places to visit that the author used in her research, along with even more recommendations for further resources that will spur more thinking about flowers, seeds, gardening, and more.
Good Points
From information about seeds and how they begin to grow roots, to details about decomposers and how they make new soil, the scene is set for how flowers begin their cycle of life. The book does a nice job of labeling the parts of the flower, along with other items that come into play.
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