Imagine if plants had superhero qualities. According to Spike E. Prickles, a TV personality who happens to be a cactus, plants have plenty of awesome abilities, and his houseplant fans agree. From protecting themselves from forest fires and voracious leaf-eating insects to surviving in hostile environments that are numbingly cold or stiflingly hot, Spike highlights the impressive range of adaptations plants have developed. This inventive introduction to the plant world combines facts and fun with amusing characters and surprising information. Includes a glossary and plant projects to try at home and in school.