Children's Literature - Lisa P. HillFood chains come in all shapes and sizes. They are interesting topics to learn, especially if readers can learn about a different continent's food chains. This book focuses on food chains in a tropical rainforest. In the rainforest, there are many interesting animals and plants that live together side by side or focus on eating what is available. Animals and plants have to adapt to living in a unique, wet, dense environment. The rainforest has layers of life; what animal or plant lives in which layer? Are certain living things predator or prey, producer or consumer? Some animals are herbivores that eat only plants. Carnivores are the meat eaters, and then there are the decomposers that devour anything remaining. Nothing is wasted, and this book explains how these unique features are tied together. The book provides colorful and interesting photographs that help interpret and identify the written information. Diagrams also illustrate how food chains recycle energy and nutrients. New and difficult vocabulary words are highlighted in the text. Some words are defined in the rear glossary. This book can be used to supplement beginning book reports and is satisfactory for hi-low readers. It is part of the "Food Chain" series.
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