What is a Flower?

written by Jenifer W. Day, illustrated by Dorothea Barlowe

Simple text and illustrations introduce the characteristics of various types of flowers.

The book introduces the way in which plants are grouped because of their anatomical structure, and includes a representative sampling of different groups of flowering plants. These include wildflowers, vegetables, carnivorous flowers, and members of the rose family. It also seeks to develop the concept of uniformity in that a flower is the reproductive part of any seed-bearing plant. The realistic illustrations support the text and the brightly colored flowers on white backgrounds show up well.