At first glance, Kramer's book of unusual house plants strongly resembles his adult titles, although the token discussion of how plants grow is definitely geared to children. But his take-notice choices have youngsters in mind, the descriptions inform and joke a bit, and the illustrations attempt to extend his playful notion. Besides giving specifics on soil, light, and water, and characterizing patterns of growth, Kramer putters around with the plant names; of the prayer plant--""Even if you don't say your prayers, here's a plant that will do it for you."" Ooof. The illustrations reinforce this idea, sometimes successfully (swiss cheese plant above an open sandwich, staghorn fern over a stag head), sometimes idiotically (Venus flytrap under a fly and a trap). Unfortunately, most of these must be purchased (several by mail order only), which limits Kramer's audience even more than the kernels of corn in the text. Prop-agation.