From the Series Plant Power
Prickly Plants introduces readers to plants around the world that use thorns, prickles, spines, and bristles to defend themselves. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about plants’ powerful abilities.
An infographic aids understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about prickly plants using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Prickly Plants also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Prickly Plants is part of Jump!’s Plant Power series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
Nothing attracts young readers to botany as much as a book about meat-eating plants, but the other titles in this series will also be crowd-pleasers. Students will find plenty of amazing facts and photos to enjoy. The images dominate each spread, and the text is usually a short paragraph with an occasional “Did You Know?” textbox. Along with the information and captivating photos (honey possums will be a favorite), there are also helpful diagrams clearly labeled for easy reference. The series offers “Ideas for Teachers and Parents” at the beginning of each title, but it is the same general guide for each book. A suggested activity, complete with a list of materials and step-by-step directions, concludes each work. VERDICT A useful purchase for lessons on photosynthesis, adaptations, and natural resources, as well as updating the botany section in general.