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We're Roaming in the Rainforest

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3—From sunrise to sunset, three children travel through the Amazon rainforest. They watch monkeys and parrots in trees overhead, glide down the river with pink dolphins, observe leaf-cutter ants on the forest floor, and note other creatures large and small. Krebs's simple verses introduce the animals featured on the spreads, but Wilson's bright acrylic illustrations steal the show. Exciting colors and patterns capture the pulsing life of the region. Listeners will enjoy hunting for the three children, who are sometimes partially obscured by foliage. Following the rhymed text, Krebs provides additional explanatory material about the Amazon rainforest, conservation efforts, and indigenous peoples. A map of South America as well as a few facts about the animals featured in the story are included. These additions expand the book's value for children with a wide range of interest and reading levels.—Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Kirkus Reviews
Three children exploring the Amazon River forest between dawn and dusk encounter a wide variety of animals that describe their customary activities in rhyming couplets, each beginning with an appropriate verb. " ?Snooze,' yawn the sloths, all ready to doze. / ?We'll nap in the trees as we cling by our toes.' " The text is set in a quirky but legible type against Wilson's lively background illustrations, created with printed papers, printing ink and acrylic paints. Appropriately, the children (black, brown and white) are dwarfed by the scenery. These busy, colorful pictures emphasize the lush plant life, and the animals are easily identifiable. Following the poem, nine pages of endnotes include a roughly accurate map and description of the Amazon rainforest, three examples of indigenous peoples-the Matis, the Yanomami and the Riberenos (more properly a mixture of peoples)-conservation issues and short descriptions of the 14 animals mentioned. Brenda Z. Guiberson's Rain, Rain, Rain Forest, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (2004), provides a more informative introduction, but this cheerful addition to Krebs's travel series will be welcomed in storytimes. (Informational picture book. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846865510
  • Publisher: Barefoot Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,410,706
  • Age range: 5 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.82 (w) x 9.51 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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