TV host (and cactus) Spike E. Prickles shows viewers the many useful powers that plants have such as turning sunlight into food, the ability to live in wet, dry, hot, and/or cold environments, and having thorns and toxins to repel hungry animals. Colorful photographs and illustrations of a wide variety of plant adaptations explain how plants are able to live almost anywhere...even on the fur of an animal! Several activity ideas and a glossary are included.
“A great supplement to plant units, and a welcome introduction to informational texts.”
School Library Journal
This book can help fulfill many Common Core standards that relate to informational texts. In addition, below are exerpts of relevant Next Generation Science standards:
1-LS1-1 ...design a solution to a human problem by mimicking plants....
2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants...to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
3-LS1-1 ...diverse life cycles... [flowering plants]
4-LS1-2 ...plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
Grades 1–4. 32 pp. Full color art. Holiday House, 2015.