Without warning they appear.
What can smell like bubble gum, glow neon green at night, be poisonous but 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.
Author: Laura K. Zimmermann is a college professor by day and children’s writer by night. When not writing or teaching, she’s outdoors enjoying nature. Laura lives in Winchester, Virginia.
Illustrator: Jamie Green is a mushroom lover, maker, and freelance book illustrator living in Greenville, South Carolina, and their clients include Disney Hyperion, HarperCollins, and Charlesbridge.
Back matter includes a glossary, additional mushroom facts, and an art activity.
A best-selling book from Sleeping Bear Press
Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level: Ages 4 - 8
Hardcover, 32 pages, 9" x 11"