MUSHROOMS AND MOLDS by Robert Froman

MUSHROOMS AND MOLDS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The relationship between mycelium (whether growing on old bread or under the ground) and mushrooms remains a bit spongy here; nor do we learn just how fungi get their food ""from other plants or from animals,"" or any substantive difference between seeds and spores except that spores are smaller. Grambs Miller's sketches of a variety of characteristic mushrooms in quietly woodsy colors and the introduction of two standard (but still worthwhile) activities -- growing bread mold and taking spore prints from mushroom caps -- are likely to hold kids' attention, but someone had better be around to answer the questions they're sure to ask.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1972
Publisher: T. Y. Crowell