Hungry Plants (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book)

Hungry Plants (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book)

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Hungry Plants (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book) by Mary Batten, Paul Mirocha

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375825330
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/24/2004
Series: Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 125,372
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Mary Batten is an award-winning science writer whose previous books—Discovery by ChanceThe Tropical Forest, and Nature’s Tricksters—were written for the juvenile market. Her magazine credits include CosmopolitanScience 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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Hungry Plants 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
gingbud More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to read with my 5 year old son who had to do a book report on plants. So while it was above his reading level, he enjoyed the information I read to him and the illustrations are very well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The fairy awoke in a chesnut bed. "Wh-what is this place?" She said, quivering. A woman stood with a clipboard beside the bed. "Are you Iris?" The woman asked, ignoring her question. "What do you want from me?!?" She desprately asked. "Shut up and answer the question, or I will have to put you in restraints!" The woman shouted. "No!" Iris shouted back. Suddenly, the woman pushed a button. "I will have to keep you captive until you answer, then." She said smugly. Iris felt a gag slip around her mouth. "Mmmph!!!" She desprately cried. "Guards!" The woman shouted. Ten men came to attention. "Escort this young lady to a prison cell. Make sure she is bound tightly." The men escorted her to res 6.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand three times and post this on three different books . Now look under your pillow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very imformative and fun.it has colorful pictures yet it has stuff you already know and what you dont know.i recomend this book for people who want to be plant sceintists
book4children More than 1 year ago
I am slowly discovering the wonderful world of non-fiction in children's literature. Who knew that there are so many informative and educational kid's books out there? One of the most interesting books I've found recently is Hungry Plants. It is an early reader level 4 book all about carnivorous plants. I read this to my daughter and she just loved it. Her favorite was the Venus Fly Trap, but she thought the other ones were cool, too. It is chuck full of great information about different kinds of insect eating plants. The illustrations are highly detailed and depict the makeup of the plants very well. I will admit that I don't have a very good way to check the facts presented in this book in any other way than to Google everything. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to do that. At any rate, I am giving this book a solid 5 STARS for being interesting, informative, and very educational.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a very nice book
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