Hungry Plants (Paperback)

By Mary Batten, Paul Mirocha (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9780375825330, 48pp.

Publication Date: February 24, 2004



This book offers readers a bug s-eye view into the strange and fascinating world of carnivorous plants. From the jaws of the Venus flytrap to the pretty sundew plant whose delicate tentacles entrap its prey, the unique anatomy and behaviors of meat-eating plants are detailed with clear, engaging text and art.

About the Author

Mary Batten is an award-winning science writer whose previous books--Discovery by Chance, The Tropical Forest, and Nature's Tricksters--were written for the juvenile market. Her magazine credits include Cosmopolitan, Science Digest, and International Wildlife. She has written scripts for fifty television films, the producers of which include Time-Life Films, Children's Television Workshop, National Geographic, and Disney Educational Productions. She lives in Virginia.