Plant a Pocket of Prairie
Phyllis Root and Betsy Bowen
University of Minnesota Press
This is a gorgeous book. Every elementary school needs a copy of this bright and colorful work of art. It begins...
The book challenges us to think about prairie and its disappearance in our world and challenges us the reader to plant a prairie be it big or small and if we were to cultivate a prairie, what would come and share in that bit of space? A ruby-throated hummingbird, monarch butterfly, or Dakota skippers might show up...
The last four pages give full descriptions of prairie history, how to actually plant one, and animals that thrive in a prairie eco-system. This book can be used as a read-aloud or a starting point for research or the beginning of a major project. Use it, read it, love it. Betsy Bowen and Phyllis Root: can you add to this title and make it an ecosystem series?