Plant Pets

27 Cool Houseplants to Grow and Love


By Beatrice Boggs Allen

By Belle Boggs

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$22.99 CAD



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Ten-year-old Beatrice Boggs Allen (along with her mom, Belle Boggs) introduces the 27 easiest and most fascinating houseplants that any kid can grow indoors.  

Maybe every kid can't have an animal pet—but everyone can have a plant pet! That's the message of ten-year-old author and houseplant enthusiast Beatrice (Bea) Boggs Allen. In this friendly book written specially for kids, Bea tells all about the easiest, most fun, and affordable plants that can be grown indoors in pots. She shares her first-hand tips on caring for each plant, along with descriptions of each one's unique attributes, from air plants to succulents, terrariums, and even carnivorous plants—the ones that eat insects! The lively pages show up-close photos of each plant, along with funny illustrations that reflect Bea's cheeky voice. Kids ages 7 and up will love Bea's ideas for activities they can do to enjoy these amazing plants and share them with friends and family.


On Sale
Aug 27, 2024
Page Count
72 pages

Beatrice Boggs Allen

About the Author

Beatrice Boggs Allen is co-author, with her mom, Belle, of Frog Trouble Times, a Substack where her favorite posts have been about hiking, frogs, books, orchids, and cats. She is the proud caretaker of dozens of plant pets.

Belle Boggs is the author of three books, including The Art of Waiting. She is co-author of Frog Trouble Times, a nature-focused Substack she started with her daughter Beatrice on Earth Day, 2021. Her writing has been featured in national media including the New York Times, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and The New Yorker. She has taught levels from kindergarten through graduate writing workshops and is currently a professor of English and creative writing at North Carolina State University.


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