In The Big Book of Blooms, the next installment in the wildly successful Big Book series, Yuval Zommer’s charming illustrations bring to life some of the most colorful, flamboyant, and unusual flowers from across the globe.
In the opening pages, readers will learn all about botany, including how to recognize different types of flowers. Subsequent pages illustrate the various habitats that are home to flora such as pitcher plants, the giant water lily, and the weirdly wonderful corpse flower. Readers will discover which flowers are endangered and why some blooms are fragrant or colorful, not to mention grisly details about carnivorous and poisonous flowers.
This title pairs picture-book charm and concise, informative text to create a beautiful book for children to return to. Zommer’s quirky illustrations appeal to young readers, who will relish these fun and amazing facts about the world’s most exciting plants.
Zommer's refreshingly clever, bright, watercolor illustrations of flowers, insects, and birds flow across double-page spreads, some vertical, some horizontal… This joins four other books in Zommer's excellent Big Book series.
A large-format introduction to flowers and their pollinators… Zommer employs agile brushwork and a fondness for graceful lines and bright colors to bring to life bustling bouquets from a range of habitats, from rainforest to desert. A floral fantasia for…budding botanists.
— Kirkus Reviews
Yuval Zommer studied at the Royal College of Art, London. He has worked as a creative director at many top advertising agencies and has written and illustrated several children’s books, including The Big Blue Thing on the Hill and One Hundred Sausages, as well as The Big Book of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts, The Big Book of the Blue, and The Big Book of Birds.
Barbara Taylor has worked as a science editor and writer at London’s Natural History Museum. She is an award-winning author and consultant for over one hundred children’s books.