Owlkids Pretty Tricky
Owlkids Pretty Tricky

Pretty Tricky

By Etta Kaner


Publication Date: September 15, 2020

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Ages 7 to 10

A guide to how plants use trickery to survive and thrive

Have you ever thought of plants as tricky? Probably not. But in this nonfiction book, readers are introduced to the tricky techniques some plants use to defend themselves, reproduce, or acquire food. From the copycat Boquila vine that changes shape to match its host plant, to the pungent carrion flower that lures pollinating flies with the scent of rotten meat, plants across the globe have adapted to survive all kinds of threatening fauna.

Each amazing plant adaptation is described through fact bubbles and easy-to-grasp blocks of text. End matter includes a list of sources for kids to explore, a glossary defining scientific terms, and an index.

Brought to life with eye-popping cut-paper collage illustrations, this book is a garden of knowledge that will leave kids with a better understanding of how living things adapt to their environments.

About the Author

ETTA KANER writes for both children and educators. Many of her books have won awards including the Silver Birch award, the Henry Bergh award, the Animal Behaviour Society award, the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada award, the Scientific American Young Readers book award and the Science in Society book award. Etta lives in Toronto, Canada.ASHLEY BARRON studied illustration at the Ontario College of Art & Design. She has since illustrated a number of books with Owlkids and Kids Can Press. Ashley shares a studio with her partner and two cats in Toronto, Ontario.

Format: Hardcover Paper over boards

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: Owlkids

Publication Date: September 15, 2020

ISBN: 9781771473699

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