Flowers Are Calling by Rita Gray
Illustrations by Kenard Pak
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 3, 2015
Flowers are calling to all the animals of the forest, "Drink me!"—but it’s the pollinators who feast on their nectar. In rhyming poetic form and with luminous artwork, this book shows us the marvel of natural cooperation between plants, animals, and insects as they each play their part in the forest's cycle of life.
This is an absolutely beautiful book to look at. Kenard Pak has illustrated three books now that I have absolutely loved, The Dinner That Cooked Itself, Have You Heard the Nesting Bird, and now this. Each spread is full beautiful imagery, a feast for the eyes, full of so much detail that the eye wants to rest on each page, soaking it in. The text is a mix of poetry and information, making the book an interesting dichotomy of nature picture book and non-fiction. It threw me off a bit in the beginning, but once I got the hang of it I didn't mind so much.