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 When plants attack : strange and terrifying plants
 Author: Hirsch, Rebecca E.

 Publisher:  Millbrook Press (2019)

 Dewey: 581.6
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 48 p., col. ill., 25 cm

 BTSB No: 446850 ISBN: 9781541526709
 Ages: 9-14 Grades: 4-9

 Poisonous plants
 Dangerous plants

Price: $31.88

Presents fun and gross facts about a variety of plants that do some dangerous things to survive and explains the science behind why they do what they do.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.50
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 501422
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.40
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 76694

   Kirkus Reviews (01/01/19)
   Booklist (03/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/01/2019 Large, eye-catching color photos will immediately attract readers to this slim but information-packed book of fascinating stories about the ways in which deadly plants defend themselves or even go on the offensive. Plants as varied as Australia’s stinging tree, supposedly the “most painful plant in the world”; North America’s Venus flytrap; and Asia’s common kudzu are mentioned. Eastern African elephants that attempt to eat whistling thorn acacia trees will be painfully stung by the tree’s resident biting ants, while, in Borneo, the insects and small mammals attracted by the nectar in the king pitcher plant’s toilet-shaped bowl often fall in and are devoured. Plenty of plants use subterfuge: dead horse arum lily cleverly tricks flies into pollinating it by mimicking an animal corpse, while sticky, hooked seeds from bird-catcher trees attach to birds, preventing flight, often killing them. Brief facts about each plant appear in sidebars, and back matter includes author’s and source notes, additional resources, and an index. Curious readers will be eager to learn more about these creepy plants. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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