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Morpha: A Rain Forest Story
     

Morpha: A Rain Forest Story

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by Michael Tennyson, Jennifer H. Yoswa (Illustrator)
 

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Children's Literature - Denise Daley
Morpha is a beautiful blue butterfly who has just emerged from her chrysalis. As she begins to flutter about in the rain forest canopy, she meets an older Blue Morpha butterfly who offers to help Morpha by teaching her how to survive. The older butterfly teaches Morpha about the cycle of the forest and she explains that everything has a purpose. Soon Morpha is exploring on her own. She meets Atta ants, a Tarantula spider, and even a slug, and she learns about the important role that all of these creatures play in the forest cycle. She also learns that even though some humans play a negative role in the forest cycle, there are other humans who are trying to make positive changes. Although the characters have comical facial expressions, the glossy, full-page illustrations are beautiful. At the end of the book there is an information page for teachers with suggestions for using the book in life science, earth science, geography, language arts, and visual arts curricula. Indeed, this book does cover a great deal of subject areas. The writing is lengthy and the vocabulary would be challenging for younger readers. Still, it conveys a positive and important message. Reviewer: Denise Daley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967146683
Publisher:
Colorado Mountain Club Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
CMC Wilderness Kids Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Morpha: A Rain Forest Story 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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The illustrations in this book are beautiful. We especially loved the hidden pictures within the pictures. Children will be drawn to this book.