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Grow Your Own Monsters

By Nicola Davies
Illustrated by Scoular Anderson

Fascinating exploration of the weird and wonderful side of the plant world

Everyone has a sneaking fascination for weird plants that don't behave like ordinary plants. This fascinating book shows how to grow some of them and see for yourself what they do. From cucumbers that shoot seeds and cabbages that grow into walking sticks, to venus fly traps that eat insects and giant echiums that look like alien spaceships, these are plants that will amaze, and they are so easy to grow. Detailed instructions on how to sow and look after these monsters of the plant world accompany step-by-step illustrations and fabulous photos of the mature plants to inspire anyone who can't resist getting to know them better. Plants included: squirting cucumber, voodoo lily, Abyssinian banana, cardoon, walking stick cabbage, venus fly trap, pitcher plant, giant echium and lychee

  • Step-by-step growing instructions make spectacular results possible
  • Written by an award-winning children's non-fiction author

About the author

NICOLA DAVIES worked for the BBC Natural History Unit for ten years as a researcher and presenter for a number of natural history programmes including The Really Wild Show, before becoming a freelance writer. For children she has written Big Blue Whale, Bat Loves the Night, One Tiny Turtle and Wild About Dolphins. Surprising Sharks was honoured in the non-fiction category of the Boston Globe-Horn Book awards. Poo: A Natural History of the Unmentionable was accompanied by an exhibition based on it at the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum. She lives near Exeter with her partner SIMON HICKMOTT who is a gardener who has worked at Kew Gardens and for chef Raymond Blanc.

About the illustrator

SCOULAR ANDERSON is a freelance writer and illustrator with many children's books to his name. He lives in Argyll. CLIVE BOURSNELL is a renowned photographer of architecture, gardens, landscapes and, above all, people. He lives in London.

ISBN: 9781845078331
Imprint: FRANCES LINCOLN
Distributor: Harper Collins Distribution Services for Australia and New Zealand
Binding: NS-HB
Release Date: October 1, 2010
Dimensions: 248 x 284mm, 32pp
Stock Status: STOCK
Australian RRP: $29.95
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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