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Freaky flowers
Souza, D. M. (Dorothy M.)
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Publication Information:
New York : F. Watts, [2002]

Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Reading Level:
1110 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.4 1.0 56363.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.9 3 Quiz: 28300 Guided reading level: S.

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Material Type
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QK49 .S675 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7 An attractive and thorough discussion of the world of flowering plants. The book begins with a short course in botany that stresses vocabulary and processes. Subsequent chapters discuss different ways plants attract pollinators through colors, odors, and habitats. The last chapter acts as a warning that many plants are endangered because their pollinators are threatened, emphasizing the balance of nature. The outstanding full-color photos feature some of the most spectacular flowers found anywhere. Small sidebars offer interesting bits of trivia about similar plants. The text is packed with biological information and pertinent vocabulary. Souza's book makes a fine companion to Barbara Taylor's Incredible Plants (DK, 1997; o.p.). Useful for report writers and botany students. -Elizabeth Stumpf, Clearfield Middle School, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.