Weird Meat-Eating Plants
Weird Meat-Eating Plants

Series: Bizarre Science   

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Annotation: Examines meat-eating plants, including the different types of carnivorous plants, how they trap their prey, why these plants eat meat, and where they are found.
Genre: Biology
Catalog Number: #49058
Format: Library Binding
No other formats available
Publisher: Enslow Publishers
Copyright Date: 2011
Edition Date: 2011
Pages: 48 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-7660-3672-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-7660-3672-7
Dewey: 583
LCCN: 2010016602
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
If readers ignore the gimmicky series title and dripping purple caption boxes, they'll find this revised book contains an informative text and engaging close-up photos. Five chapters cover the different ways carnivorous plants catch their prey--flypaper traps, pitfall traps, trigger traps--as well as adaptations these plants have made to survive in their environments. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind
School Library Journal
ANDERSON, Margaret J. Bugged-Out Insects . ISBN 978-0-7660-3674-1 . LC 2010006474. KNAPP, Ron . Bloodsucking Creatures . ISBN 978-0-7660-3671-0 . LC 2010009761. KNAPP, Ron . Mummy Secrets Uncovered . ISBN 978-0-7660-3670-3 . LC 2010000976. POYNTER, Margaret . Doomsday Rocks from Space . ISBN 978-0-7660-3673-4 . LC 2009053601. ea vol: 48p. (Bizarre Science Series). photos. further reading. glossary. index. notes. Web sites. CIP. Enslow . 2011. PLB $23.93. Gr 5&11;9&12; Aimed at reluctant readers, these titles are sure to disgust and delight in equal measure. The attention-getting topics are explored using gory facts and stomach-turning details and range from fun to terrifying, depending on the topic. If readers can stomach the army ants and potato-sized termite queen found in Insects , then it will be the potential future scenarios in Space that will keep them up at night. All of the titles will pique interest and get kids lining up at the reference desk looking for more. The text is complemented by illustrations and magnified photos of things that you would hope never to see.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Word Count: 6,191
Reading Level: 6.9
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.9 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 143015 / grade: Middle Grades

A small fly buzzes around a plant with beautiful white flowers looking for a sweet snack of nectar. Slowly, the fly finds what it wants and lands on the plant's bright red leaves. Suddenly, as the fly enjoys its meal, the leaf snaps shut. The fly is trapped! The fly didn't realize it had landed on a meat-eating plant! Can you believe there are plants that eat insects? Some can even trap small rodents. Author Nathan Aaseng tells you all about these amazing meat-eating plants, from how they trap their prey to what they like for dinner! Book jacket.

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