WILDFLOWER ABC by Diana Pomeroy


An Alphabet of Potato Prints
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Age Range: 5 - 8
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 Using potato prints, acrylic paints, and appliquÇ, Pomeroy (One Potato, 1996) has created an alphabet of wildflowers not to be missed. From Aster to Zigadenus fremontii, each flower or cluster of flowers is presented on a single page weaving in and out of a multicolored border. Combined are the common or scientific names (depending on which one fits the alphabetic arrangement) of flowers with botanical portraits that are recognizable, striking, and quaintly beautiful, with subtle variations of color providing depth and texture. The final spread provides additional information on the species included and a brief bibliography of herb and wildflower books. Once again, Pomeroy proves that the potato stamps can be a sophisticated and unique art form, and a means for making information--in this case, some delicate botany and the alphabet--disarmingly accessible. Some readers will want to refer to the earlier book for instructions on how to create the prints. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-15-201041-6
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1997


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