What does a venus fly trap eat? How strong is a giant water lily? Does a cactus flower?
The Big Book of Blooms is the newest addition to Yuval Zommer’s bestselling series, and 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.
The book 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.
Written in consultation with Kew experts Scott Taylor and Eli Biondi, both of whom can be found illustrated in the book!
By Yuval Zommer, 64 pages, 64 colour illustrations, 340 x 230 mm, hardback, ISBN 9780500651995. Published by Thames & Hudson in association with RBG Kew.
Yuval Zommer graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Illustration. He worked as a creative director at leading advertising agencies before becoming the author and illustrator of highly acclaimed non-fiction.