The big book of blooms

Yuval Zommer

Book - 2020

The next installment in the popular Big Book series is a fascinating introduction to some of the most magnificent and surprising flowering plants from around the world.

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Series
Big book series
Subjects
Genres
Informational works
Picture books
Trivia and miscellanea
Creative nonfiction
Published
New York : Thames & Hudson 2020.
Language
English
Physical Description
61 pages : color illustrations ; 35 cm
Bibliography
Includes index
ISBN
9780500651995
050065199X
Main Author
Yuval Zommer (author)
Corporate Author
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (-)
  • Flower families
  • Flower anatomy
  • Pollinators
  • Colourful flowers
  • Flower power
  • Venus flytraps
  • Roses
  • Proteas
  • Cherry blossoms
  • Giant water lillies
  • Pitcher plants
  • Wildflowers
  • Cacti
  • Sunflowers
  • Orchids
  • Vines and creepers
  • Stinking flowers
  • Bird of paradise flower
  • Tulips
  • Bromeliads
  • Seeds and seed dispersal
  • Dangerous and deadly
  • Kew gardeners
  • Flowers and us
  • Save the flowers
  • Grow your own blooms
  • Did you find...
  • Flower words
  • Index.
Review by Booklist Reviews

A magnificent array of flowers blooms worldwide. Some are endangered, some are wild, some are cultivated. Some provide pollen and nourishment for insects or birds, while others are carnivorous and entice insects or small animals for their own nourishment. Each, however, has a distinct characteristic or color that sets it apart from others outside its larger family. Zommer's refreshingly clever, bright, watercolor illustrations of flowers, insects, and birds flow across double-page spreads, some vertical, some horizontal. Featured flowers, ranging from water lilies to pitcher plants, hold prominent places in illustrations' foreground, but the backgrounds are also filled with edifying details. Topical spreads explain plant anatomy, pollination, the purposes of color and scent, and flora defenses, in addition to specific plant and flower profiles. Brief text highlights a notable feature of each flower, including the insects or animals drawn to it. Readers are asked to find 15 golden bulbs hidden throughout the pages, for added fun. Created in collaboration with Kew Gardens in London, this joins four other books in Zommer's excellent Big Book series. Grades K-3. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A concluding entry in the series that includes The Big Book of the Blue combines vibrantly quirky illustrations with engaging facts about some of the most surprising flowering plants from around the world, from the giant water lily to the corpse flower.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A concluding entry in the series that includes The Big Book of the Blue combines vibrantly quirky illustrations with engaging facts about some of the most surprising flowering plants from around the world, from the giant water lily to the corpse flower. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The Big Book of BloomsIn the opening pages, readers will learn all about botany, including how to recognize different types of flowers. Subsequent pages illustrate the various habitats that are home to flora such as pitcher plants, the giant water lily, and the weirdly wonderful corpse flower. Readers will discover which flowers are endangered and why some blooms are fragrant or colorful, not to mention grisly details about carnivorous and poisonous flowers.This title pairs picture-book charm and concise, informative text to create a beautiful book for children to return to. Zommer’s quirky illustrations appeal to young readers, who will relish these fun and amazing facts about the world’s most exciting plants.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The next installment in the popular Big Book series is a fascinating introduction to some of the most magnificent and surprising flowering plants from around the world.