- Mushroom Rain
|Author||Laura K. Zimmerman|
|Ages||4 to 8 years|
|# of pages||32|
What can smell like bubble gum, glow neon green at night, be poisonous and yet still eaten by humans, and even help create rain? The answer is mushrooms! From their hidden networks underground to the fruiting body above, mushrooms can do incredible things. But don't call them plants -- mushrooms are fungi. They're more closely related to animals like you!
Through lyrical text and colorful, detailed artwork, the wonderful, mysterious, and sometimes bizarre world of mushrooms is explored. The book also includes a glossary, additional mushroom facts, and a science activity.
"This showstopper of a picture book will wake kids up to the wonders of the botanical underpinnings and incredible aspects of the science of mushrooms. Lyrical text describes the infinite variety of mushrooms that spring up after a rain and then explains how the mushrooms live on even when they appear to have disappeared." - School Library Journal