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Fantastic Flowers

Susan Stockdale

It's hard to believe that these astonishing flowers are real--but they are!

With rhythmic, rhyming text and beautifully patterned illustrations, award-winning author-illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces readers to a seventeen unusual flowers that look like familiar objects. Can you imagine a flower that looks like a ballerina? A baboon? A napping baby? They're all real!

Energetic, rhyming text and vivid illustrations featuring distinctive unique shapes and patterns will delight budding botanists. Back matter provides color photographs of and more information about each flower, including common and scientific names and geographical distribution, as well as an explanation of the pollination process.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Mar 7th, 2017
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.40in - 10.70in - 0.40in - 0.97lb
  • EAN: 9781561459520
  • Recommended age: 03-07
  • Categories: Science & Nature - Environmental Science & EcosystemsScience & Nature - Flowers & PlantsTechnology - Agriculture

About the Author

Susan Stockdale began her art career as a textile designer for the apparel industry, providing her an opportunity to express her love of pattern and color. Today, pattern and color remain central to her work as the author and illustrator of critically acclaimed picture books that celebrate nature. Her books have won a variety of awards including the ALSC Notable Children's Book, NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and the Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year. Susan lives in Maryland with her husband and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences.

Praise for this book

"Optically striking. . . This is a book to closely pore over"--Kirkus Reviews

"Stockdale's rhyming couplets are perfectly crafted. They're as delightful to read aloud as her clean, bright acrylic paintings are to look at."--School Library Journal

"[A] handsome study of 'Fantastic flowers in all kinds of shapes'"--Publishers Weekly

"This lively blend of imagination and science might send children scrambling to their backyards or neighborhood parks to see what else they can spot in flowers."--Booklist