Before the Seed: How Pollen Moves

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$18.99  $17.66
Mit Kids Press
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10.2 X 8.5 X 0.5 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Susannah Buhrman-Deever is a trained biologist with a PhD in behavioral biology who specializes in animal behavior and ecology. She is the author of Predator and Prey, illustrated by Bert Kitchen, and If You Take Away the Otter, illustrated by Matthew Trueman, a Bank Street College Cook Prize Honor Book. In addition to her writing and academic work, she also developed ecology curricula for the Lion Conservation Fund. Susannah Buhrman-Deever lives with her husband and sons in New York, where she enjoys hiking through forests, paddling on the water, and puttering in her garden.

Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius are a wife-and-husband artistic team who have shared a collaborative studio in Philadelphia for more than ten years. They have worked on projects ranging from public art to advertising to print books for children and adults. Gina Triplett has exhibited throughout the US and abroad. Matt Curtius is an associate professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Buhrman-Deever delves into the world of pollen in this inquiry-based discussion of what happens "before the seed grows the green.". . . Incorporating scans of ink and acrylic paint, Triplett and Curtius's digital artwork features oversize visuals of flora and fauna alike. . . As further queries prompt examination of how plants ensure their pollen doesn't go to waste, a "moving" scientific portrayal of interdependence emerges.
--Publishers Weekly

This lovely picture book describes how pollen travels around to make it possible for plants and flowers to create seeds. . . . This eye-catching title with its generous back matter (tips for protecting and helping pollinators, a diagram of flower parts, glossary, bibliography, and list of resources) comes just in time for spring.