by Kim Bogren Owen
Photography by Amber Owen, Ron Hanko, and Mike Pearson
The perfect book for a young orchid or flower enthusiast, as well as for the parent who is a lover of orchids, Orchids features beautiful photographs that bring the beauty and appeal of orchids to life. In addition to introducing children to the diversity of orchids, this book introduces simple science concepts. Developed for children between the ages of 2 and 8, the concepts in this books include opposites, diversity, pollination, and symmetry.
This book includes a page with ideas for activities that expand on the concepts introduced in Orchids. These activities include simple art projects, as well as conversation starters to make the concepts meaningful to young children.
Here is an excerpt from Orchids:
"Like people, orchids come in all shapes and sizes,
Some have leaves that reach for the sun,
Others have leaves that hug the ground . . . "
Five percent of profits from Orchids are donated to Reach Out and Read.
"Teachers and parents could use this book as an introduction to many concepts such as color, taste, and a more complicated concept of symmetry. Simple text paired with factual information create a perfect expository book for the youngest reader."- Texas Librarian
"It is a good book for any young budding (pun intended) gardener. I loved it and am excited to give it to my great granddaughter who is not quite two and is already appreciating flowers."- Goodreads Reviewer