You would not think that plants like meat.
Well, some plants do. They catch and eat
Small insects, such as flies and ants,
And they are called CARNIVOROUS PLANTS.
One of them came to world-wide fame;
Elizabite, that was her name.
“Elizabite,” published in 1942 and written by H.A. Rey (of “Curious George” fame), is about a small carnivorous plant who gets examined, tested, studied, and eventually imprisoned in hopes of controlling her appetite. Taking this all in stride, she eventually gains respect and love when she catches a criminal.
This book is simple, sweet, and totally twisted. I love it, but that’s pretty predictable. I love any children’s book with a kind and unexpected approach to a traditional antagonist. Sure, Elizabite wants to eat people. But, you know, you gotta love her. It’s also just more fun to read children’s books that rhyme, even when the rhyming is crude.
I dont’ know why, but it’s difficult to find a decently priced version of this book, but the Kindle edition is at least affordable. I found my copy at the thrift store.
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