paper, 32 p., $5.95
Designed to give young people a head start in science, Plants uses photography and color illustrations to tell a basic story about plants. Sections in this book deal with seeds, recycling, backyard gardening, leaf hunts, hydroponics, composting and other topics. For parents and teachers, there are questions and answers, along with a glossary. This book is a good hands-on guide to encourage children and their parents to begin to exlore plants by gardening.
— Jean E. Bedger, Volunteer and Researcher, Library, School of the Chicago Botanic Garden.