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Title:
Seeds, stems, and stamens : the ways plants fit into their world
Author:
Goodman, Susan E., 1952-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 1.0 48746.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780761318743
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A photographic look at the many ways in which various types of plants adapt to their environment and thus survive. Writing for lower elementary children, the authors approach their topic not in the usual plant by plant way, but rather method by method of adaptation. The sections include fitting into the environment, getting sun, getting water and nutrients, and reproducing. Young readers will be able to see and compare how a number of different plants accomplish these survival necessities.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 2-4. Goodman reveals a variety of ways plants adapt to their environment in order to survive. She has divided the book into six sections, each section focusing on one or more adaptations. The format encourages interaction and prediction on the reader's part by providing clues in text and pictures, and then presenting the question, "What's this plant's adaptation?" The answer appears on the next page, along with three examples of specific plants that have developed that adaptation. The text is clearly and concisely written, and Doolittle's color photography is outstanding. Since the book shows adaptations for a variety of climates and landscapes, it will be good preparation for a nature walk (with sketch pads) during which children can find their own plant adaptations or look for examples from the book. --Lauren Peterson


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-This fine book about the ways plants survive in their various habitats is both creative and inviting. The short chapters discuss fitting into the environment; getting sun, water, and food; inherent defenses; and propagating. Readers are encouraged to think about these topics by way of a series of questions. For example, the author states that through transpiration, "A tree can lose hundreds of gallons of water a day. With all that water going out, more needs to come in. What's this plant's adaptation?" A color photograph shows a tree seedling; when the page is turned, the photograph is repeated, the tree identified, and a short description of water absorption through the roots is given. Two other illustrated examples of plants absorbing water appear on the same page. Plants from many parts of the world are represented, but their countries are not identified. This presentation may inspire readers to continue questioning and to go on to other books and resources to satisfy their curiosity.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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