How Plants Use Color to Communicate
Pssssst! Did you know plants can talk?
It’s true! Plants use the colors of their flowers to communicate with animals. But why animals? Because they help plants make seeds by moving pollen from one flower to another. Learn the secrets of flower talk from a narrator with an inside scoop!
This new book from Sara Levine features a cantankerous talking cactus as a narrator, revealing to readers the significance of different colors of flowers in terms of which pollinators (bees, bats, birds, etc.) different colors “talk” to. A fun nonfiction presentation of science info that may be new to many kids—and adults!
“[A] marvelous amalgamation of funny and serious.”—A Fuse #8 Production
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books, Science|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Text Type||Informational Fiction|
|BISACS||JNF051150, JNF037030, JNF051050|
|Dimensions||10.625 x 8.875|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.6|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||501414|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, and Reviewed|
- Utah Beehive Book Award Nominee
- Dogwood Book List for Nonfiction
- Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Literature Award
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
- 2020 Cook Prize Honor Book
“A good companion volume for Rebecca Hirsch’s Plants Can’t Sit Still (2016), this cleverly written and informative picture book is a lively choice for reading aloud.”—Booklist
“Levine offers accessible insights into plant life and the mutualism between plants and animals . . .”—Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
“[A] strong choice for most nonfiction shelves.”—School Library Journal
Author: Sara Levine
Sara Levine is an author, educator and veterinarian. Her science books for children include Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons; Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks, and Chompers; Fossil by Fossil: Comparing Dinosaur Bones; Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate, and Eye by Eye: Comparing Animal Peepers (2020). Her books have received a number of awards including AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize, Utah Beehive Book Award, Cook Prize finalist, Monarch Award master list, and Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year.
Illustrator: Masha D'yans
A classically trained painter and graphic designer, Masha D'yans was born in Europe, and her influences include nature, fairy tales, and Japanese art. Her vibrant watercolors have appeared on greeting cards, in calendars, and in children's books. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit her at www.masha.com.