Due to the lovely images of the subjects of the story being drawings and not “real plants” in Rock? Plant? Animal?: How Nature Keeps Us Guessing, sometimes it was hard to pick up the clues that would tell you if this was a rock, plant or animal. However, overall, this book by Etta Kaner is a delightful introduction for the slightly older reader (but younger ones can enjoy it as well since there are a few layers to the text) of learning how things adapt to protect themselves (animals and plants) or to be predators (again, animals and plants as rocks pretty much just sit there and vibe).
These drawings by Brittany Lane are nice. They are simple, but of course have the details needed to give you clues to the reality of their nature. Things are set up for those who like guessing games, odd nature facts, or like a fun time. While, no, they were not my favorite images of all time, they were cozy and worked well for Kaner’s book.
The fun part of things is if there is a plant or animal that grabs your attention, you can then go on and research more. Working well in a classroom setting of science or art, it allows for multiple people to enjoy on their own level. While I read this via an online reader copy, it is currently available. And if you like this book you can try Dig, Dance, Dive: How Birds Move to Survive by Kaner, or The Day Dancer Flew by Tiffany Stone and illustrated by Lane in mid-May 2024