What does a venus fly trap eat? How strong is a giant water lily? Does a cactus flower? The newest addition to Yuval Zommer's bestselling series answers these questions and more as it introduces young children to all kinds of colourful, carnivorous, weird and wonderful flowering plants from around the world. It opens with introductory spreads on how to be a botanist; how to recognise different types of flowers; the life-cycle of a plant; flower anatomy; and the seven types of animal pollinators including bats, birds and beetles. Subsequent spreads, illustrated within various habitats, are dedicated to specific varieties of plants, including the carnivorous venus flytrap, the giant water lily and the weird and wonderful corpse flower. Readers will enjoy learning about different edible flowers and why flowers are fragrant or colourful, not to mention grisly details about carnivorous and poisonous flowers.
, Scott Taylor
, Barbara Taylor
Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:
21 May 2020
English as a second language
Flower families * Flower anatomy * Colourful flowers * Venus flytraps * Giant water lilies * Proteas * Pitcher plants * Pollinators * Flower fragrance * Cacti * Mountain flowers * Wildflowers * Sunflowers * Bird of Paradise flowers * Vines and creepers Roses * Save the flowers! * Cherry blossoms * Corpse flowers * Orchids * Flowers and us Dangerous and deadly * Tulips * Seeds and seed dispersal * The life cycle of a plant Grow your own blooms * Did you find... * Blooms words
Yuval Zommer studied at the Royal College of Art, London. He has worked as a creative director at many top advertising agencies, and has written and illustrated several children's books, including The Big Book of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts, The Big Book of the Blue and The Big Book of Birds, all published by Thames & Hudson.
Reviews for The Big Book of Blooms
A large-format introduction to flowers and their pollinators... Zommer employs agile brushwork and a fondness for graceful lines and bright colors to bring to life bustling bouquets from a range of habitats, from rainforest to desert. A floral fantasia for...budding botanists.