Publication Info.: Millbrook, 2019
Ages/Grades: Grades 2-5
Category: Expository, humorous voice
Overview (from the publisher): “This new book from Sara Levine features a cantankerous talking cactus as a narrator, revealing to readers the significance of different colors of flowers in terms of which pollinators (bees, bats, birds, etc.) different colors “talk” to. A fun nonfiction presentation of science info that may be new to many kids—and adults!”
What’s noteworthy for authors and educators:
This is what informational fiction is all about: adding fictional elements that excite and engage kids. Who could resist learning about how flowers “talk” from this cactus narrator?