Plants in Disguise

Plants in Disguise

Features of Creatures in Flowers and Foliage

Book - 2017
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When you wander a woodland forest, skip through a sunlit meadow, or ramble down a dusty path, you might see a furry tail, a bristly beard, or a fuzzy toe. Did you catch a glimpse of an animal? Or was it a plant in disguise? These wild plants aren't wearing masks or funny noses, but each one displays a feature of a creature. With charming illustrations, engaging prose, and intriguing natural history notes, author Lise Hedegaard and illustrator Debi Schmid introduce elementary-age children to twenty-one native plants with animal names. Budding naturalists and animal lovers alike will delight in peering into the magnifying glass on each page spread for a closer look at the animal feature of plants such as pussytoes, cranesbill, and the cattail. This fresh approach to observing the amazing world of plants and animals makes Plants in Disguise a must-have for schools and libraries.
Publisher: Missoula, Montana : Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2017
ISBN: 9780878426737
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Schmid, Debi 1949-


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Jul 16, 2017

A wonderful concept and a wonderful book. I had hoped to use if on a walk with my grandson, but quickly realized that many of the plants featured are native to the West or higher altitudes than Minnesota. So, should we take a vacation in that direction, this book will be our traveling companion.


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