The Resource Pretty tricky : the sneaky ways plants survive, written by Etta Kaner ; illustrated by Ashley Barron

Pretty tricky : the sneaky ways plants survive, written by Etta Kaner ; illustrated by Ashley Barron

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Pretty tricky : the sneaky ways plants survive
Title
Pretty tricky
Title remainder
the sneaky ways plants survive
Statement of responsibility
written by Etta Kaner ; illustrated by Ashley Barron
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Contributor
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Illustrator
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ever thought of plants as sneaky or tricky? Probably not. But after reading this book, you might think differently. In this latest non-fiction book by the award-winning author Etta Kaner, readers are introduced to variety of plants from around the world that use trickery to survive and thrive. From the shape-changing Boquila vine that avoids the threat of being eaten by blending in with its host plant; to the pungent (to humans) Carrion flower that uses a rotten meat smell to lure the flies that play an important role in its pollination; to the large Nepenthes rajah, a pitcher plant that fools tree shrews into using it as a toilet as a way of acquiring the much-needed nutrients from their waste, Pretty Tricky is a fascinating guide to some of the most interesting, unusual, and often sneaky plants. Clearly written in easy-to-absorb short blocks of text (any scientific language is defined within the text), the book is organized into three main sections that cover the many amazing adaptations plants use to defend themselves, to reproduce, and to acquire food. Each spread includes a fact bubble that identifies where the focus plants grow in the world. End matter includes additional explanations about how plants make seeds and how plants make food. An index is also included. Ashley Barron's gorgeous, detailed, and dimensional illustrations give every spread a dynamic feel, often as though the illustrations themselves are growing right out of the pages of the book."--
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Kaner, Etta
Dewey number
j581.4/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Barron, Ashley
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plant defenses
  • Plants
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Pretty tricky : the sneaky ways plants survive, written by Etta Kaner ; illustrated by Ashley Barron
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1130544971
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
48 pages
Isbn
9781771473699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1130544971
Label
Pretty tricky : the sneaky ways plants survive, written by Etta Kaner ; illustrated by Ashley Barron
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1130544971
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
48 pages
Isbn
9781771473699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1130544971

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