Plants Fight Back by Lisa J. Amstutz, illustrated by Rebecca Evans, Dawn Publication, 9781584696735, 2020
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? Plant adaptations are presented in a dynamic and interesting way with rhyming text and colorfully detailed illustrations. Readers learn all about a variety of plants and their natural defenses. While many of the plants are familiar, the author sprinkled in a few unique variants to keep things interesting. Children and adults will be intrigued and engaged learning all about how plants act tough, play tricks, find helpers and use chemicals to survive. End matter includes photographs of the plants with summaries of their adaptations. Additional pages feature cross-curricular connections for parents, teachers, and students who wish to further their knowledge. All authors of science books for children could only hope to be this informative and engaging!
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? This book is a great read for youngsters who enjoy scientific non-fiction, and as a text to introduce a lesson or unit on adaptations.
Who should buy this book? Elementary and public libraries
Where would you shelve it? 581.47
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes!
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Linda Broderick, Lincoln Street Elementary School, Northboro, MA
Date of review: 2/7/2021
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