Plants! - What on Earth Explorer (Hardback)
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Plants! - What on Earth Explorer (Hardback)

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£9.99
Hardback 46 Pages / Published: 05/03/2019
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Stop and smell the roses with Agent Osprey as she works to uncover the mysterious world of plants! Plants! includes a 1.8-metre-long timeline, featuring over 100 plants from their first known forms through to their living descendants and a fascinating journal that looks into how they have survived and thrived. Plants! is the latest entry in the Explorer series from What on Earth Books. Bugs! and Dinosaurs! are winners of a Parents' Choice Silver Award 2018.

Publisher: What on Earth Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9780995576612
Number of pages: 46
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 240 x 240 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Add this to your science classroom or nurture a budding scientist at home with this book."

* Goodreads *

"The information-packed text is illustrated with digital art created using a restrained palette. After the main text, readers will find a brief visual-verbal matching game, and a six-foot foldout timeline featuring about 100 pictures of mammals or plants, each identified and captioned with a few factoids ... many kids will find this feature and its small-print information particularly absorbing. An attractive series."

* Booklist *

"Following a pair of review quizzes (answers, refreshingly, not provided in a separate key), [the] special feature-a one-sided, 6-foot-long, accordion-folded timeline studded with painted depictions of around 100 identified specimens, select landmark events such as the K-T extinction and the appearance of an early farmer."

* Kirkus Revews *

"Author, Nick Forshaw, and illustrator, William Exley, have teamed up once more and created another exceptional informational text to add to their What On Earth Explorer Series. This time they focus on 'Plants' ... The coverage of the material is thorough and well-designed for the inquiring minds of students in Grades 3 to 7."

* Youth Services Book Review *

"This book is a treasure and can be read pictorially by younger readers and in more depth by others."

* Manhattan Book Review *

"From plant origins to those modified by humans, plants are examined in understandable language enhanced by clearly labeled, highly detailed illustrations. A long, meticulous timeline folds out to summarize and complete this unique exploration."

* Reading Rockets *

"Part graphic novel, part scientist's notebook, and part informational picture book, with a six-foot fold-out timeline in the back ... Readers will learn the basic history and numerous fascinating details of plant growth and development over the life of the Earth. Vivid illustrations and comprehensible narration will catch and retain children's attention."

* Glass of Wine, Glass of Milk *

"From plant origins, to plant discoveries, each four page chapter is full of facts and detailed sketches illustrating the text. After seven chapters, the book has a fun matching game, and a plant quiz, to see if you've been paying attention. The book ends with a fabulous six-foot timeline of plants ... This book is full of informational text and ideal for late elementary to early middle grade readers."

* Oregon Coast Youth Book Preview Center *

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