Rain Forest Animals

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These are just a few of the amazing creatures you'll meet in this playful, informative look at how animals' bodies and habits are suited to life in the rain forest. You'll learn what rain forest animals eat, where they sleep, how they stay safe and how they care for their young. Beautiful, realistic illustrations combined with clearly written, intriguing facts provide fun and fascinating reading for young children everywhere.
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Overview

These are just a few of the amazing creatures you'll meet in this playful, informative look at how animals' bodies and habits are suited to life in the rain forest. You'll learn what rain forest animals eat, where they sleep, how they stay safe and how they care for their young. Beautiful, realistic illustrations combined with clearly written, intriguing facts provide fun and fascinating reading for young children everywhere.
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Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 4 to 7.

Lovely, detailed watercolor illustrations enhance this book about rain forest animals. The twenty-four-page book is broken into ten two-page chapters. The first chapter defines a rain forest and the following chapters tell about animals, including the orangutan, toucan, tapir, jaguar, sloth, and red-eyed tree frog. Each presents general information about the animal and goes into detail about its characteristics or habits. The inviting format shows three illustrations about the animal in circles on the right hand page. The text by each circle gives specifics about the animal. For instance, readers can learn about the sharpness and use of a toucan's beak when they read the text by the circles in the chapter about a toucan. The look, size, text amount, and interesting material make this an appealing read for youngsters. Kids will pick up the book on their own, and it will also work well as a supplement to science lessons. A simple word and picture index follows the text, as does a note for parents and teachers. This is a book in the "Who Lives Here" series. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554530427
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Series: Who Lives Here? Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 596,964
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Hodge is a former educational consultant and curriculum designer and the author of the Kids Can Press Wildlife series. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Pat Stephens, mother, animal lover and artist, lives in a crowded house in Durham, Ontario. She has illustrated over 20 animal - related books for children.

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Table of Contents

What Is a Rain Forest?     4
Orangutan     6
Toucan     8
Howler Monkey     10
Tapir     12
Emerald Tree Boa     14
Jaguar     16
Gorilla     18
Sloth     20
Red-Eyed Tree Frog     22
Animal Words     24
For Parents and Teachers     24
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