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The Big Book of Blooms (The Big Book series)

Yuval Zommer


The newest addition to Yuval Zommer’s bestselling Big Book series

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What does a venus fly trap eat?

How strong is a giant water lily?

Does a cactus flower?

The newest addition to Yuval Zommer’s bestselling series 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. It 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. Subsequent spreads, illustrated within various habitats, are dedicated to specific varieties of plants, including the carnivorous venus flytrap, the giant water lily and the weird and wonderful corpse flower. Readers will enjoy learning about different edible flowers and why flowers are fragrant or colourful, not to mention grisly details about carnivorous and poisonous flowers.


Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

'Lush, full-spread illustrations, rippling with details and colours, are paired with astonishing facts about the Earth’s most riveting plants'

'A strikingly illustrated book brimming with fascinating information; a winning combination! '

'Seamlessly mixes art and information, blending learning with beauty... stunning'

'A beautiful and informative book, filled with double page spreads of fascinating facts about the plant world ... an absolute work of art'

'Just as lovely as we had hoped it would be ... beautifully illustrated'

'Zommer employs agile brushwork and a fondness for graceful lines and bright colours to bring to life bustling bouquets from a range of habitats, from rainforest to desert. A floral fantasia for budding botanists'
Kirkus Reviews

'We love this wonderful book'

'Extremely informative and bursting with vibrant artwork '

'A gorgeous introduction to all kinds of beautiful, colourful and strange flowers from around the world'

'A great idea for any child with a creative side. This book is ageless - in fact, I'm tempted to pop this on my own Christmas Wish List!'
Sam Dean, journalist and beauty copywriter

'The kind of book I would’ve loved as a child!'
Alexandra Stedman, founder of The Frugality

'Visually remarkable! What a beautiful and joyful book!'
Fatima Truscott, journalist and founder of The FT Times blog

'[A] beautifully illustrated and informative book ... perfect for grabbing a young reader's interest in flowers and plants'

'[A] gorgeous introduction to all kinds of beautiful, colourful and strange flowers from around the world'

'Exquisite illustrations ... [a] wealth of information and variety of topics'

'Stunning and inspiring'

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 34.0 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 64 pp

Illustrations: 64

Publication date: 21 May 2020

ISBN: 9780500651995

Contents List

Flower families • Flower anatomy • Colourful flowers • Venus flytraps • Giant water lilies • Proteas • Pitcher plants • Pollinators • Flower fragrance • Cacti • Mountain flowers • Wildflowers • Sunflowers • Bird of Paradise flowers • Vines and creepers • Roses • Save the flowers! • Cherry blossoms • Corpse flowers • Orchids • Flowers and us • Dangerous and deadly • Tulips • Seeds and seed dispersal • The life cycle of a plant • Grow your own blooms • Did you find… • Blooms words

About the Author

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. Yuval's stunning 'Big Book of...' series encourages children to explore and care for our natural world. The series has now been published in 25 languages and has won and been shortlisted for numerous awards internationally, including the UKLA Book Awards 2018 & 2019, the English Association's Nonfiction Award 2017 & 2019, and the Made For Mums Award 2018 & 2019.

List of Contributors

Elisa Biondi, Scott Taylor, Barbara Taylor

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