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Cover: Fantastic Flowers
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Fantastic Flowers

by Susan Stockdale

It’s hard to believe that these flowers are real―but they are!

With engaging rhymes and bright, bold images, award-winning author and illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to a wide range of unusual flowers. Can you imagine a flower that looks like a ballerina? A baboon? A napping baby? Back matter tells a little bit more about each flower (including color photographs) and describes the pollination process.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-952-0
Publication Date: 3/1/2017
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-3/8″ x 9-3/8″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
F&P: GRL L, Gr 2, Genre I
Lexile: AD240L
Themes: Environmental Science, Flowers, Nature
BISAC 1: JNF037030 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Flowers & Plants
BISAC 2: JNF051060 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Botany
BISAC 3: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems


“Optically striking… This is a book to closely pore over…” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Stockdale’s rhyming couplets are perfectly crafted. They’re as delightful to read aloud as her clean, bright acrylic paintings are to look at.” ―School Library Journal

“This lively blend of imagination and science might send children scrambling to their backyards or neighborhood parks to see what else they can spot in flowers.” ―Booklist

“[A] handsome study of ‘Fantastic flowers in all kinds of shapes’…” ―Publishers Weekly

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“[Fantastic Flowers] exemplifies the best of our [nonfiction] genre… [a] glorious celebration of nature.” ―Huffington Post



Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2018

Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts ―Children’s Literature Assembly/NCTE

The Original Art  ―Society of Illustrators, 2017

Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award (Preschool Nominee) ―Keystone State Reading Association, 2018-2019

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Meet the Author/Illustrator

Susan Stockdale has written and illustrated a number of children’s picture books, including Stripes of All TypesBring On the Birds, Fabulous Fishes, and Carry Me. Her books celebrate nature with exuberance and charm and have won awards from the American Library Association, Parents’ Choice, and the National Science Teachers Association. Stockdale lives in Maryland and speaks frequently at schools and conferences. You can visit her website here.