Eaten Alive by Carnivorous Plants

Children - Grade 4th-6th
52 Pages
Reviewed on 09/21/2014
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Eaten Alive by Carnivorous Plants by Kathleen J. Honda and Makoto Honda is an educational book for kids from grades 2-4 that tells them in detail about the existence of carnivorous plants. These plants are found worldwide and they lead a unique lifestyle. The different ways of trapping insects are explained in the book which also elaborates on the trapping mechanism. The book takes you to North America where many of these carnivorous plants grow wild. The written matter is supported by beautiful color pictures that make it more interesting to young readers. There are around 600 flowering plants that have meat eating habits.

It is an excellent book that is packed with information and can be kept in libraries for reference and science projects. It is interesting not only for kids, but also for adults. The pictures complement the book, making it colorful and appealing to kids. I enjoyed reading about the four different carnivorous plants. The descriptions are detailed and the pictures are indicative of how an insect views the plant. The writing style is easy for kids to understand. The book told me a lot about carnivorous plants. It is quite interesting to learn that these plants can be grown at home. And it also amazing to learn how these plants with beautiful and delicate flowers actually trap creatures and eat them.