What water plant can clean up a polluted river by removing bacteria, chemicals, and even oil from the water? What water plant has such big leaves that a person can sit on it? What carnivorous pond plant feeds on small fish, tadpoles, and insects? And what plant grows in the ocean and is the favorite food of manatees? Young readers will find out as they are introduced to an exciting range of plants that grow and live in water. While children enjoy reading about these amazing plants, they will be learning plenty of core science information about the parts of plants and their incredible life cycles. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled title gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. With its stunning photographs and surprising, high-interest facts, the book makes learning about plants that grow in ponds, lakes, rivers, and oceans a lively and engaging experience.