Photosynthesis is the basis for all life on Earth! This exciting and sensitive book looks at how plants use a gas that is poisonous to people and animals to create food and oxygen for all creatures with the help of the Sun. Children will be amazed by the little chloroplast factories inside the leaves of plants and become aware of how important plants really are! Children of all ages will love this book! Topics include: a) the basic parts of plants, including roots, stems, and leaves and their jobs; b) the ways in which plants have adapted to perform photosynthesis in deserts; c) ocean photosynthesis; and d) how energy from plants is passed along food chains.