Plants Can't Sit Still

Plants Can't Sit Still

4.04 (382 ratings by Goodreads)

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Do plants really move? Absolutely! You might be surprised by all ways plants can move. Plants might not pick up their roots and walk away, but they definitely don't sit still! Discover the many ways plants (and their seeds) move. Whether it's a sunflower, a Venus flytrap, or an exotic plant like an exploding cucumber, this fascinating picture book shows just how excitingly active plants really are.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 234.95 x 278.13 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
  • Minneapolis, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1467780316
  • 9781467780315
  • 106,118

Review quote

Focusing on an aspect of plant life that not many consider, this title examines the ways in which plants move: sunflowers turning toward the sun, a snapping Venus flytrap, and seeds hitching a ride downriver. Hirsch uses simple verbs (e.g., wiggle, reach, unfold) to explore a characteristic or trait of plants (specifically their need to seek out 'water, sunshine, and room to grow'), leading up to the refrain 'plants can't sit still.' Each verb is given a different color from the main text, adding the benefit of text awareness and vocabulary to the title. Illustrator Posada artfully uses cut-paper collage and watercolor to depict, for instance, roots searching underground for water, flowers growing upward on a trellis, winged seeds gliding in the air, and tulips closing up at night. Back matter identifies and provides further information on the flora found throughout. VERDICT: The bright illustrations and the simple but moving text make this a solid addition to any collection looking to inspire interest in the natural world.--School Library Journal

-- "Journal"
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382 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 27% (105)
4 52% (200)
3 17% (65)
2 3% (12)
1 0% (0)
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