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.
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.
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!