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What’s Inside a Flower – 5 Star Book Review

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Welcome to the February 9th stop on the blog tour for What’s Inside a Flower by Rachel Ignotofsky, organized by Rockstar Book Tours. Be sure to check out other stops on the tour and enter the giveaway at the end of this post!

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About the Book

What’s Inside a Flower?
And Other Questions about Science & Nature
by Rachel Ignotofsky

Published 2 February 2021
by Crown Books for Young Readers

Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction
Page Count: 48
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From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science, comes a new nonfiction picture book series ready to grow young scientists by nurturing their curiosity about the natural world–starting with what’s inside a flower.

Budding backyard scientists can start exploring their world with this stunning introduction to these flowery show-stoppers–from seeds to roots to blooms. Learning how flowers grow gives kids beautiful building blocks of science and inquiry.

In the launch of a new nonfiction picture book series, Rachel Ignotofsky’s distinctive art style and engaging, informative text clearly answers any questions a child (or adult) could have about flowers. 


“The lush, geometric illustrations are the superstars of this adventure, drawing in readers from the front endpapers to the rear . . . A beautiful bloom for the nature shelf.” – Kirkus Reviews

“There’s an abundance of detail in this attractive first work in the “What’s Inside” series, but it’s never overwhelming . . . The pages overflow with life.” – Booklist

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My Review

My Rating: 5 Stars!
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I was granted complimentary access to a review copy of What’s Inside a Flower as part of my participation in the introductory blog tour for this title with Rockstar Book Tours. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity (and solving the regional access issues for this Canadian!) My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.

What’s Inside a Flower is a beautifully illustrated book about the science of flowering plants written in appropriate language for elementary school-aged kids and illustrated in the style of traditional botanical anatomy diagrams turned into more fleshed out illustrations.

As a science nerd, this 33 year old thoroughly enjoyed perusing these pages and gazing at the gorgeous cross-sectional diagrams. My 3-year-old enjoyed playing “eye spy” finding the different flowers and bugs throughout the book, but understandably didn’t get much from the science lesson element. She’s a little young! I suspect this book would be better presented to kids 6+ for optimal knowledge acquisition.

I would absolutely recommend this to pretty much any parent, caregiver or teacher out there and I’ll be telling my elementary school teacher mother & sister about it next time we chat!

About the Author

Rachel Ignotofsky is a New York Times Best Selling author and  illustrator, based in beautiful Santa Barbara. She grew up in New Jersey on a healthy diet of cartoons and pudding and graduated from Tyler School of Art in 2011.

Now Rachel works for herselfand spends all day and night drawing, writing and learning as much as she can. Rachel is a published author with 10 Speed Press and Random House Kids. She is always thinking up new ideas.

Check out her books:
What’s Inside A Flower?
The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth 
Women In Science
Women in Art
Women In Sports

Her work is inspired by history and science. She believes that illustration is a powerful tool that can make learning exciting.  She has a passion for taking dense information and making it fun and accessible. Rachel hopes to use her work to spread her message about scientific literacy and feminism.

If you like what you see and would like to have it for yourself, please visit her shop.

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3 winners will win a finished copy of WHAT’S INSIDE A FLOWER, US Only.

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