Bluebonnet Time is a hardback book recommended for children
in grades 1-5. There are 32 pages. The book is from the point of
view of a boy whose father plays the guitar, whose mother is an
illustrator, and whose grandmother is a former science teacher.
The family goes to the father's home state of Texas to visit the
grandparents, and the boy fills out his science journal there.
The main focus is the state flower of Texas, the bluebonnet. The
tradition in Texas, it seems, is to find the biggest field of bluebonnets
you can find and have your picture taken in the middle of it all
decked out in your cowboy hat. In the process, the boy learns many
interesting facts about the bluebonnets and their interactions
This book comes with a CD of the song Bluebonnet Time sung
enthusiastically by the Singing Zoologist himself, author Lucas
The book is beautifully illustrated, and each page has a lot going
on, much like the pages of a scrapbook, or in this case, a science
journal. The story is fun and informative, and I can unequivocally
say that I love this book! I'm not in grades 1-5, but this book
is still going on my "favorites shelf." My youngest granddaughter
will be in Grade 1 next year, but she didn't have to wait that
long to enjoy the book. She gives it a big thumbs up too.