A FIRST LOOK AT THE WORLD OF PLANTS by Millicent E. & Joyce Hunt Selsam

A FIRST LOOK AT THE WORLD OF PLANTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A broader first look than others in the series (the most recent dealt with flowers, which are only mentioned here), this could serve nicely as an introduction to or review of plant study--but in itself, with only one to four illustrated pages each on bacteria, algae, bryophytes, fungi, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms, it affords only a fleeting look. As usual Selsam knows how to make things clear to children (though she might have been more specific about the small size of bacteria), and as usual for this series she tries to involve readers by having them match names and pictures--a device that's probably just a whit more stimulating than simply labeling them herself. And, helpfully, she introduces each new class by specifying how it differs from the last, then proceeds to compare the shapes of different plants within each group. A useful overview.

Pub Date: Feb. 15th, 1978
Publisher: Walker