I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast

A Celebration of Plants Around the World

Illustrator: Phillip Giordano

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Flying Eye Books

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Age 5+

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Enter the incredible world of plants to learn about the green machines of the natural world.

Using just the rays of the sun, trees and flowers help create everything from rubber to honey. Find out the powerful science going on in every leaf, petal and stem with vibrant illustrations that will make you look at plants in a whole new way.

From expert ecologist and educator Michael Holland, this illustrated compendium celebrates the plants in your life, from minty toothpaste to the floral names in your classroom. This comprehensive guide covers everything from the parts of a plant through to conservation, and also features DIY projects for young gardeners.


Michael Holland is Head of Education at Chelsea Physic Garden. He is also a photographer, compost nerd and wildlife gardener.

Philip Giordano is an Italian illustrator born in a small coastal town in Liguria, of Philippine and Swiss descent. He attended the Brera Fine Arts Academy in Milan, the IED (European Institute of Design) and subsequently gained a Masters in Animation Techniques in Turin.

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