The Living Rain Forest: An Animal Alphabet

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From the anteater to the zorro...

The rain forest is teeming with life—hundreds of mammals, birds, amphibians, and fish, and millions of species of insects. Readers of all ages can discover this mysterious and beautiful habitat—and why it is worth saving—in this exquisitely illustrated alphabet book.

Introduces twenty-six rain forest animals from A to Z, providing the name, favorite foods, and ...

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Overview

From the anteater to the zorro...

The rain forest is teeming with life—hundreds of mammals, birds, amphibians, and fish, and millions of species of insects. Readers of all ages can discover this mysterious and beautiful habitat—and why it is worth saving—in this exquisitely illustrated alphabet book.

Introduces twenty-six rain forest animals from A to Z, providing the name, favorite foods, and unique characteristics of each.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
For Aspiring Scientists A handful of titles will appeal to the scientifically inclined. The Living Rainforest: An Animal Alphabet by Paul Kratter (Butterfly Count; River Discoveries) allows a look at the habitat's creatures from A to Z, including unusual examples of otherwise familiar animals (the Amazon River dolphin and Sumatran rhinoceros) as well as more exotic ones, such as the red-and-green feathered "resplendent quetzal." Featuring creatures from Africa to South America to Australia, Kratter's precise illustrations accompany informative text that brims with animal facts their binomial nomenclature, approximate size and a glossary of terms. (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This unique book presents the world of the rain forest and its unusual creatures to young readers in beautiful images with brief description. This resource is a visual feast for the eyes. Pages are bordered in white space and reader's eyes are drawn to the detailed illustrations of the animals and birds. Information written below each animal's illustration provides the common name of the animal, Latin name, body features such as the animal's height and length. The opposite page contains the colorful and large alphabet letter with the animal word name and is accompanied by a brief but informative descriptive. Readers will learn about the Okapi, an animal that feeds on leaves by stripping them from branches with a long prehensile tongue (the word prehensile is defined below the paragraph). The three-toed sloth will bring a smile to readers, this rain forest creature is slow moving and hangs upside down from the trees while it eats leaves. It also has greenish colored fur that grows algae and protects it from predators. This book is a beautiful resource for home or classroom. End notes include a diagram revealing the parts of a rainforest, an Internet and organization list of resources along with books that can be read for more information. End pages also include a keyed map of the world's rainforests. An excellent resource for intermediate classrooms and libraries and the home library. 2004, Charlesbridge, Ages 4 to 8.
—Sue Reichard
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Kratter's text serves as mere accompaniment to his acrylic-and-watercolor paintings of 26 animals in tropical rain forests, from the giant anteater to the zorro. Each illustration is identified with the animal's common and scientific names plus an indication of its length. Unfamiliar words in the brief paragraph on the facing page are defined directly below the sentences. Abundant white space surrounds both text and art, enhancing the potential for group viewing. Endpaper maps indicate locations of the animals, but the text rarely mentions where they are found. Although the information provided is not substantial enough to serve as an overview of the topic, the pictures could offer a striking introduction to units about tropical rain forests.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580893930
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 323,993
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Kratter is the illustrator of RIVER DISCOVERIES and BUTTERFLY COUNT (Holiday House). He lives in Moraga, California.
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