The Night Flower - Lara Hawthorne
*Goodreads rating 4.1*
Author: Lara Hawthorne
Winner of the 2020 CBHL Annual Literature Award of Excellence in Children and Young Adult Literature
A beautifully illustrated tale about a desert flower that blooms for just one night a year...
As the summer sun sets over the desert in Arizona, wildlife of every variety gather to witness a very special annual event. The night flower is about to bloom! This celebration transforms the quiet desert for just a short few hours into a riot of colour and sound, as mammals and insects congregate from miles away to take part in this miracle of nature.
From pollinating fruit bats to howling mice and reptilian monsters, explore the unusual creatures the desert has to offer in this beautiful rhyming picture book. Non-fiction activities at the back of the book, including a search-and-find, provide extra information.