Plantastic!: A to Z of Australian Plants

Catherine Clowes

Plantastic!: A to Z of Australian Plants
Format
Hardback
Publisher
CSIRO Publishing
Country
Australia
Published
1 February 2021
Pages
64
ISBN
9781486313211

Plantastic!: A to Z of Australian Plants

Catherine Clowes

Did you know that there are plants that eat insects? Plants whose seeds spread in poo? Plants that move when you touch them? And plants that grow on other plants?

Plantastic! presents 26 of Australia’s most unique and incredible native plants. Discover and identify native plants found in your local park, bushland, or even in your very own backyard.

With its perfect balance of fun facts, activities, adventurous ideas and gorgeous illustrations, Plantastic! will prove just how fantastic Australia’s native plants really are!

Review

Plantastic! is a beautifully illustrated introduction to 26 of Australia’s unique native plants and its friendly, chatty style delivers fascinating information in a way that is accessible (and fun).

Did you know gum trees are the tallest flowering plants on Earth? Or that tree ferns existed long before dinosaurs? And some plants spread their seed in poo, while others eat insects? Normally challenging scientific concepts are brilliantly communicated within these pages – for example, the exploration of plant classification (families, genera and species) through the analogy of mixed lollies is inspired. You can read it from beginning to end or start anywhere you like; this book is so much fun you’re bound to read from cover to cover. There’s so much here to learn for both children and adults.

Plantastic! is ideal for families to share and will delight anyone curious about Australia’s unique plants. This is a ‘must-have’ for all family (and school) libraries. Highly recommended for ages 6+.


Athina Clarke is the children’s book buyer at Readings Malvern.

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