This well-written book introduces several types of carnivorous plants and discusses the special adaptations that enable them to trap and digest insects, as well as the symbiotic relationship they have with bugs and other animals. In the final chapter, Kite gives advice to those readers who wish to grow their own insect-eating plants. Clear, colorful photographs appear throughout, offering examples of these remarkable plants in action. Spacious design and fairly large type add to the book's appeal. An informative overview that might be paired with Wexler's more specialized book, "Sundew Stranglers".