When Plants Took Over The Planet
When Plants Took Over The Planet
Chris Thorogood, Illustrated by Amy Grimes

When Plants Took Over The Planet



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Written by the Head of Science at Oxford Botanic Gardens, this beautifully illustrated book guides children through the history and lifespan of plants, asking ‘where do plants come from?’ The book also looks at mysterious plants, where they live and the animals that depend on them and how humans rely today on botanical life in so many different ways.


Written in a simple, engaging format for the young reader, enabling them to make sense of plant evolution but also enjoying fun facts along the way. Did you know the Victoria Water Lily has leaves so strong they can hold the weight of a small child or that there is a species of orchid that blooms underground in Australia?

  • Hardback
  • Publisher: QED Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780711261266
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Approximate age: 7-11yrs