The diversity of the fungus kingdom is explored and sorted in ways kids can follow in this informative book. Mushrooms, yeasts, and molds all make featured appearances, along with spores, budding, gills, and hyphae. Some fungi can be harmful to other living things. Some provide great help as decomposers. Whatever the case, kids will be enthralled by these weird and wonderful living things.
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Sorting Living Things
How Mushrooms Grow
Fungi and Decay 24
Living and Nonliving 30
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