I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast: A Celebration of Plants Around the World


I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast: A Celebration of Plants Around the World Author: Illustrator: Phillip Giordano Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Flying Eye Books
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Pages: 128 Language: English ISBN: 9781838740733 Categories: , , Tag:

Enter the incredible world of plants to learn about the green machines of the natural world. Using just the rays of the sun, trees and flowers help create everything from rubber to honey. Find out the powerful science going on in every leaf, petal and stem with vibrant illustrations that will make you look at plants in a whole new way.

From expert ecologist and educator Michael Holland, this illustrated compendium celebrates the plants in your life, from minty toothpaste to the floral names in your classroom. I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast is a comprehensive guide that covers everything from the parts of a plant through to conservation, and also features DIY projects for young gardeners.

Suitable for Ages 7-11

Weight0.41 kg


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Funny and clever, with illustrations that are a feast for the eye. An instant classic. -- Sir Tim Smit * Co-founder of The Eden Project * A fun read from start to finish with some brilliant experiments. -- Neil Jones * Chelsea Physics Garden * I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast (Flying Eye) is a compendium of plants so full of dazzling, delicious pictures that it's like opening up a world-class garden in your hands. * The Guardian * Many books have celebrated plants, but this one feels special. * The Observer * With a wonderful concept and beautiful execution (...) it is a book that will enthuse all that read it, both young and old. * Garden Media Guild Award * Beautifully illustrated, this deserves to become a children's classic. * The Daily Mail * A must-have book for budding botanists, family bookshelves and class collections. -- Red Reading Hub A wonderful book with lots to do and plenty to learn without trying! A must for the library. * North Somerset Teachers' Book Award * The ultimate compendium of plant life. * Leeds Libraries on Instagram * A fantastic book that introduces the science that thrives in our gardens. -- eyfs_books_and_things on Instagram Activities you can do at home, messages about the environment, brilliant facts about plants around the world, gorgeous visuals. It really is a celebration. -- @robcrossley4 on Twitter A beautiful non-fiction book that's literally candy to the eye. -- Thekidsbookstagrammer on Instagram A must have for parents, teachers, children, nature lovers and keen eco-warriors everywhere. -- Mr_c_classroom on Instagram A brilliant gift, a classroom gem and a home-shelf staple - this is an all-round SUPERB book! -- Thelittleliterarysociety on Instagram An encyclopaedia of all things plant. -- Miss.wrightsclassroom on Instagram A visually pleasing book to read -- @posies_book_club on Instagram All of the information is presented in easy to digest chunks, accompanied by bright, engaging artwork. -- @milo_and_gigis_bookshelf on Instagram This gorgeous Celebration of Plants around the world is filled with radiant graphic-style illustrations, complementing fascinating facts and activities. * The Guardian *

Author Biography

Michael Holland has had a 25-year career at the eminent Chelsea Physic Garden in London, latterly as Head of Education for over 17 years. He has taught tens of thousands of people, aged 2 to 92, about the natural world. Born in a small coastal town in Liguria, Italy, to a Filipina mother and Swiss father, Philip Giordano is a tireless globetrotter, who now lives and works in Tokyo. After studying at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and at the European Institute of Design, he earned a Master in Animation in Turin. He works for a number of magazines and publishing houses around the world, illustrating book covers, designing toys, and creating children's books and animations. The simple and colorful shapes of his illustrations, his iconic characters, and his graphic landscapes render his unique style immediately recognizable and transform his stories into breathtaking visual journeys.

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