Hungry Plants

Do plants really eat insects? Yes, they do. Snap! The leaves of a Venus flytrap slam shut around a fat bumblebee. There's no way for the bee to get out. The flytrap has just caught its dinner! Why do some plants eat meat? Why do they bait, snap, trick, and trap any bug they can? Come in for a closer look at the world of hungry plants.

Random House 2004
Grade Level: K-4

SRA/​McGraw Hill - 2008 Corrective Reading Program

A Children's Book of the Month Club selection 2004

Recommended by the National Science Teachers Association 2005

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Nonfiction/science
A book about sleep.

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