What's Inside a Flower?

 
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What's Inside a Flower?
Age Range
4+
Release Date
February 02, 2021
ISBN
978-0593176474
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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.

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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.
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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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beautifully illustrated book about flowers
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4.7
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
4.0
WHAT'S INSIDE A FLOWER? is a gorgeously illustrated non-fiction picture book read about flowers. The book covers the basics from pollination to parts and growth. The focus is definitely on the illustrations, which are every bit as lovely as is suggested by the cover, but there are just enough words that readers can dive as deeply as they want to, checking out the names for all the parts of the flowers or just reading the overview text on each page.

This is a really basic overview of the topic, but it does show some cool details, like some different looking flowers, pollinators, and seeds. There is more than enough to spark interest from the budding scientist in your life, and this would be a fantastic beginning resource to learning more about flowers and plant life. The images throughout are beautiful with plenty of detail and interest to keep young minds engaged.

Highly recommend for inquisitive minds - this is a picture book that makes learning fun!
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