Explore the incredible world of plants, from the smallest seeds to the tallest trees. Find out about the weirdest, smelliest, and deadliest flowers. Which plants eat insects? How do cacti store water? What flower looks like a bee? Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds explores the mysterious world of plants to find the answers to these and many more questions.
Each type of plant – such as a flowering plant, a tree, a grass, or cactus – is examined close-up, with examples shown from all angles and in cross-section. Picture-filled galleries also show the wonderful variety of plants on different themes, from the habitats they grow in to the plants that supply us with our staple foods. But Trees, Leaves, Flowers & Seeds also takes a fun, more sideways look at some truly strange plants, such as trees with fruits like a giant’s fingers, orchids that look like monkey faces, seeds that spin like helicopters, and trees that drip poison.
This book is suitable for readers between 9 and 12 years of age.
Packed with more than 1,000 incredible images and full of fascinating facts, this beautiful children’s book takes you on an exciting expedition through the wonders of the plant kingdom.
Sarah Jose (author) is a science writer and editor, who left the botany laboratory to share her deep love of plants with the world. Dr Jose has previously collaborated on DK’s beautiful book Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants.
Chris Clennett (consultant) is a professional horticulturist and botanist. Dr Clennett has written books, scientific papers, and plant profiles, and was the Wakehurst garden manager in West Sussex for more than 30 years.