Reviewed by Lois Spangler
Second Grade Science Teacher
This book provides high interest plant facts that will captivate students. This is one of 8 volumes in the Plant–ology series by Bearport. It provides information and photos for the oldest plant on Earth, the plant with the biggest leaves, and the plant with the largest flowers.
The information in Lawrence’s book will pique children’s curiosity. There is a clear text section on each left–hand page, with enlarged images of details that students might observe in nature like tree rings, pine cones, or leaf ribs. Full page photography on the opposing page illustrate the topics. The engaging photos are clearly labeled and present a strong visual impact, which will captivate children. Each book in the series includes a glossary, an index, a reference section, and an activity. The reading level is 2, with an interest level K–3. Because the text is supported by such good graphics, the range of readers is broad. This publication is also available in eBook format.
Classroom teachers and those using differentiated instruction will find this volume an excellent addition to their plant unit.
Review posted on 10/11/2012