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Title:
Hungry plants
Author:
Batten, Mary.
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Edition:
First Random House edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the structure and behavior of various carnivorous plants, including the Venus flytrap, sundew, pitcher plant, and bladderwort.
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Golden Books, c2000.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
780 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.2 0.5 40704.

Reading Counts RC K-2 4.7 2 Quiz: 47765.
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ISBN:
9780375825330

9780375925337
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This book offers readers a bug's-eye view into the strange and fascinating world of carnivorous plants. From the "jaws" of the Venus flytrap to the pretty sundew plant whose delicate tentacles entrap its prey, the unique anatomy and behaviors of meat-eating plants are detailed with clear, engaging text and art.


Author Notes

Mary Batten is an award-winning science writer whose previous books-- Discovery by Chance , The Tropical Forest , and Nature's Tricksters --were written for the juvenile market. Her magazine credits include Cosmopolitan , Science Digest , and International Wildlife . She has written scripts for fifty television films, the producers of which include Time-Life Films, Children's Television Workshop, National Geographic, and Disney Educational Productions. She lives in Virginia.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-4. This intriguing book in the Road to Reading series provides a sound introduction to one of children's favorite plants, the Venus flytrap, along with the sundew, pitcher plant, and the bladderwort--just a few of the 600 kinds of carnivorous plants that exist. The basic facts about the structure and behavior of these plants are presented, including the way they're designed and whether they're active or passive traps. The sundew, for example, has tentacles containing thousands of tiny sticky balls that glisten like dewdrops. An insect looking for a sip of nectar will get stuck and not be able to pull free. The harder it pulls the more glue the sundew makes. Then this passive trap becomes very active. The sticky tentacles slowly curl around the insect, squeezing it to death and digesting it with acids. In clear, concise language supported by detailed color illustrations, Batten and Mirocha have created an informative and fascinating first chapter book. --Shelley Townsend-Hudson


Table of Contents

1 Gotcha!p. 1
2 Gulp!p. 8
3 Slurp!p. 14
4 Slip and Slidep. 18
5 Sticky Fingersp. 33
6 Hungry Plants and Youp. 38