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- Description<b><b>Perfect for introductory science and biology lessons!</b></b><b>Explore science.</b>This nfiction picture book serves as an introduction to plants that do t have flowers like mushrooms, seaweed, ferns, and more! Vibrant, colorful spreads detail many different types of plants. A feast for the eyes.... Readers will be entranced with the beauty and breadth of the flowerless plants she describes. <i>San Francisco Examiner</i>
- Author BiographyAfter receiving a fine arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and completing two years of graduate work in design at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, <b>Ruth Heller</b> (1923-2004) began her career designing wrapping paper, cocktail napkins, greeting cards, and coloring books. After five years of rejection and one complete revision, Heller's first book, <i>Chickens Aren't the Only Ones</i>, about egg-laying animals, was published in 1981. It was so successful that the sequel, and second book to be published, <i>Animals Born Alive And Well</i>(1982), about mammals, quickly followed. In 1983 and 1984, her third and fourth titles, <i>The Reason For A Flower</i>(about plants that have seeds and flowers) and<i>Plants That Never Ever Bloom</i>(about plants that do not) were published. She then began work on a collection of six books, the<i>How To Hide</i>series on camouflage and the magic of this phenomenon in nature, which covered the entire animal kingdom -- insects, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and sea creatures. The next collection of books became a five-volume series on parts of speech: <i>A Cache of Jewels and Other Collective Nouns; Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs; Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives; Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns;</i>and<i>Up, Up and Away: A Book About Adverbs</i>. She also wrote and illustrated the unique and fascinating book<i>Color</i>, a charming and instructive guide to how art goes through the four color printing process. Among the notable people who have had an influence on Heller's writing have been: Ogden Nash, Gilbert and Sullivan, Edward Lear, Hilaire Belloc, and Dr. Seuss. Heller says of her work, All my books are nonfiction picture books in rhyme. I find writing in rhyme enjoyable and challenging, and I think it is an easy way for children to learn new facts and acquire a sophisticated vocabulary. Children are not intimidated by big words. I try to make my writing succinct and allow the illustrations to convey as much information as possible.
- Author(s)Ruth Heller
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- Date of Publication15/01/2017
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's General Non-Fiction
- Series TitleExplore!
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2017
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight181 g
- Width216 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine5 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Picture book,Unsewn / adhesive bound
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