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Author Kaner, Etta, author.

Title Pretty tricky : the sneaky ways plants survive / written by Etta Kaner ; illustrated by Ashley Barron.

Publication Info. Toronto, ON ; Berkeley, CA : Owlkids Books, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  J581.4 KAN    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Children's Department  J 581.47 KANER    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Children's Department  J 581.47 KAN    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - New Children's Books  J 581.4 KANER    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Juvenile Nonfiction  J 581.47 KANER    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Children's Nonfiction  J581.4 KAN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Jefferson Branch - Children's Department  J581.4 KAN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Children's Department  J581.4 KAN    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Children's Department  J581.4 KANER    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - New Children's Books  J NATURE 581.4 KAN    Check Shelf

Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Note Includes bibliographic references (page 48) and index.
Summary "Ever thought of plants as sneaky or tricky? Probably not. But after reading this book, you might think differently. In this latest non-fiction book by the award-winning author Etta Kaner, readers are introduced to variety of plants from around the world that use trickery to survive and thrive. From the shape-changing Boquila vine that avoids the threat of being eaten by blending in with its host plant; to the pungent (to humans) Carrion flower that uses a rotten meat smell to lure the flies that play an important role in its pollination; to the large Nepenthes rajah, a pitcher plant that fools tree shrews into using it as a toilet as a way of acquiring the much-needed nutrients from their waste, Pretty Tricky is a fascinating guide to some of the most interesting, unusual, and often sneaky plants. Clearly written in easy-to-absorb short blocks of text (any scientific language is defined within the text), the book is organized into three main sections that cover the many amazing adaptations plants use to defend themselves, to reproduce, and to acquire food. Each spread includes a fact bubble that identifies where the focus plants grow in the world. End matter includes additional explanations about how plants make seeds and how plants make food. An index is also included. Ashley Barron's gorgeous, detailed, and dimensional illustrations give every spread a dynamic feel, often as though the illustrations themselves are growing right out of the pages of the book."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Plants on the defense. A quick-change artist ; Triple trickery ; Playing dead ; Faking it ; Give and take -- Making more plants. Kidnapped! ; Masterful deceptions ; Exploding flowers ; What is that smell? ; Seeds in disguise ; Seed hitchhikers ; No cheaters allowed! -- Food, glorious food! Food thief ; With a little help from my friends ; Gotcha! ; Plant or toilet? ; Super suckers -- Want to know more about plants?
Subject Plant defenses -- Juvenile literature.
Plants -- Adaptation -- Juvenile literature.
Plant defenses.
Plants -- Adaptation.
Plant defenses. (OCoLC)fst01065377
Plants -- Adaptation. (OCoLC)fst01065827
Genre/Form Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Instructional and educational works.
Picture books.
Added Author Barron, Ashley, illustrator.
ISBN 9781771473699 (hardcover)
177147369X (hardcover)
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