The Big Book of Blooms

Yuval Zommer, Elisa Biondi, Scott Taylor, Barbara Taylor

The next installment in the popular Big Book series is a fascinating introduction to some of the most magnificent and surprising flowering plants from around the world.

Description

In The Big Book of Blooms, the next installment in the wildly successful Big Book series, Yuval Zommer’s charming illustrations bring to life some of the most colorful, flamboyant, and unusual flowers from across the globe.

In the opening pages, readers will learn all about botany, including how to recognize different types of flowers. Subsequent pages illustrate the various habitats that are home to flora such as pitcher plants, the giant water lily, and the weirdly wonderful corpse flower. Readers will discover which flowers are endangered and why some blooms are fragrant or colorful, not to mention grisly details about carnivorous and poisonous flowers.

This title pairs picture-book charm and concise, informative text to create a beautiful book for children to return to. Zommer’s quirky illustrations appeal to young readers, who will relish these fun and amazing facts about the world’s most exciting plants.

Reviews

Zommer's refreshingly clever, bright, watercolor illustrations of flowers, insects, and birds flow across double-page spreads, some vertical, some horizontal… This joins four other books in Zommer's excellent Big Book series.

— Booklist

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.

— Kirkus Reviews

Contributors

Yuval Zommer

Author

Yuval Zommer is an author, illustrator, and environmentalist based in London. He studied at the Royal College of Art and worked for many years as a creative director at leading advertising agencies before becoming an author and illustrator. His award-winning Big Book series has been published in twenty-five languages and has over one million copies in print.

Elisa Biondi

With

Scott Taylor

With

Barbara Taylor

With

Barbara Taylor has worked as a science editor and writer at London’s Natural History Museum. She is an award-winning author and consultant for over one hundred children’s books.