A WORLD OF PLANTS, by Martin Jenkins and James Brown, Candlewick Studio; Reprint edition, March 23, 2021, Hardcover, $25 (ages 7-10)
There are some books you want to own just for the art alone. There are some books intended for young readers that resonate with grownups alike. A World of Plants does both.
Created by a conservation biologist and a printmaker, A World of Plants features brief, but fascinating, information on everything from propagation and pollinators to trees and climbing plants. Sections on plants that eat animals, plant defenses and plants that steal offer a bold look at plants’ robust nature. Further sections focus on different habitats, growing for the future, collecting and breeding, and plants in peril.
Informative and engaging text is paired with vintage-style illustrations that are so bold and beautiful, you’ll want to frame them and hang them on the wall. Each spread features a few tones. This helps emphasize each topic.
A World of Plants is a lovely picture book that will appeal to budding gardeners, nature lovers, art enthusiasts and everyone in between.