Green: The Story of Plant Life on Our Planet

By Nicola Davies

Illustrated by Emily Sutton

A magnificent look at the science of plants from the internationally bestselling and multi award-winning team behind Tiny, Lots and Grow.

This tree doesn’t look like it’s doing very much: it just stands there in the sunlight, big and GREEN. But this tree is busy... Starting with the secret workings of a tree, this book transports readers billions of years into the past; back to the moment when plant life first appeared on our planet. Covering its evolution, the steady emergence of fossil fuels and the extraordinary communities of plants around the world today, Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton combine essential biology with a powerful message, calling on readers to celebrate and cherish the most precious colour on Earth: GREEN. “A remarkable and very special work of non-fiction.” Independent on Grow

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 4+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406399998
  • Published: 01 Feb 2024
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 288 x 248 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'A gorgeously illustrated picture book that links photosynthesis, food chains, fossil fuels, climate change and the oceans, and reminds us that the most important colour on the planet is green.' Sunday Times

'Once again Nicola’s passion, knowledge and understanding shine through her carefully chosen words: the text in combination with Emily’s captivating, detailed scenes have created a book which gives us all hope that it’s not too late for our precious planet.' Red Reading Hub

'This is a lovely picture book which tells us so much about plants, how they work, and how they evolved… as warm as the loveliest story but it's non-fiction, and absolutely full of amazing facts… A must-have for a primary school library. It's also a book with a powerful message of our time to know GREEN really is the most important colour in the world.' BookTrust

'Davies takes us deep inside the way the tree is an essential part of keeping the environment liveable for us human beings and all other living creatures… Ultimately this book is an optimistic one.' The Letterpress Project

'This is a rich and wonderful book, essential for any setting that wants to encourage children to love nature.' Nursery World

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