The Reason for a Flower

by Ruth Heller

Hardcover, 1985

Status

Available

Local notes

E Hel

Barcode

2217

Publication

Grosset & Dunlap (1985), 42 pages

Description

Brief text and lavish illustrations explain plant reproduction and the purpose of a flower and present some plants which don't seem to be flowers but are.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1983

Physical description

42 p.; 9.62 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member ABGLibrary
Brief text and lavish illustrations explain plant reproduction and the purpose of a flower and present some plants which don't seem to be flowers but are not.
LibraryThing member nieva21
It's the amazing and detailed drawn vegetation that truly makes this book come alive to a child. It's all too real and keenly drawn as an observer would, which inspires a child to use their best lens of observing their natural world. Simply said without the illustrations, in this book the book
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would flop. I believe a child will come to respect their surround environment of nature from the detailed art that guides them to do so, off the pages.
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LibraryThing member eastahlhut
This is a gorgeous book that goes into the reason for the flower. It has few words but there are informational and can be used for a vocabulary lesson.
LibraryThing member scottwolfenden
This is a wonderful book for little girls ages 3 to 8. It can be read by children who don't know how to read, on their own, because of the beautiful illustrations. But, it is also a good book for children to read on their own, at about the first grade level. They (and the adult also) will learn a
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lot. I'd recommend it for the classroom, every early childhood classroom would benefit from this book. The girls in our early childhood class love this book.
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LibraryThing member fuzzi
Wonderful book for children and adults alike. My son had the 1983 hardcover edition and we both have it memorized in our hearts.
LibraryThing member kidlit9
The author combines fun, fact and even a few surprises about all kinds of flower and seeds, and takes an insightful look as well at where animals fit in- including animals that eat the plant and the plants that eat animals.
LibraryThing member kelliemaurin
The Reason for a Flower is a great informational book for young children. The words are rhyme and the illustrations are beautiful. The book dicusses different animals that eat plants, pollen, seeds, roots, and various plants and what they use for food. I read this book to my K boys during our
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spring theme as a beginning discussion for author's purpose. They remarked that the author wrote this "to teach us about flowers in a fun way." We were able to search through the text and pick out information inside to confirm that Heller wrote this to inform young readers (in a fun way).
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LibraryThing member CaitlinJones
Summary:
This book shows the way a flower becomes a flower and the uses that they have. They show the different animals that collect their pollen and show how the pollen travels and how the seeds travel.

Personal Reaction:
This book is a great book to show life cycles of flowers, where they thrive and
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what they eat. This book names the different parts of a flower which i found out to be helpful in knowing where the pollen and the seeds are and where the roots form.
Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. we could dissect flowers and name the parts off based on the books labels.
2. We could also take a nature walk and state which habitat the flower was living either land or water.
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LibraryThing member kprinc3
I liked this book for a few reasons. There were very few words on each page, making it easy for young readers to get through this book. This book is written so that the last lines on a page, or every few pages depending on how much text is on the page, rhyme. This adds a playful vibe that young
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readers will really enjoy and can even help students remember the information they are learning. I also really liked that the key vocabulary words, like anther, pistil, seeds, flower, nectar, and many others were written in all capital letters to point out their importance. Herbivorous, carnivorous, and angiosperm were written in capital letters and broken apart by syllables for easier pronunciation. This book also features many beautiful illustrations of different kinds of flowers, insects, animals, and trees that aid in the discussion of how flowers are important in our world. My only complaints are that the font is a little small, making it hard to see with so few words with large pictures on the page and I wish there was a glossary in the back to define terms. Overall, this book provides a great explanation to what makes a flower important to the world while still being enjoyable to read.
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LibraryThing member kfrost32
This is an informational book. This book is all about flowers and how they grow. The books goes through the process of a seed and how it blossoms into a flower ad all different types of plants. It relates plants and flowers to animals, and also what we use it for, like using plants to make cotton
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or tea.
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LibraryThing member jkibbey
This is an informational book. This book is all about flowers and how they grow. The books goes through the process of a seed and how it blossoms into a flower ad all different types of plants. It relates plants and flowers to animals, and also what we use it for, like using plants to make cotton
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or tea.
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Pages

42

Rating

(47 ratings; 4)
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