Nature's Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests

Nature's Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests

by Gail Gibbons

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Overview

A lushly illustrated introduction to one of the world's most complicated ecosystems, the rain forest, from Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award winner Gail Gibbons

Nature's Green Umbrella continues to inspire an interest in rain forests among young readers. Whether in the classroom or the home, kids enjoy exploring the colorful detailed drawings of animals and plants, all clearly labeled.

In a tropical rain forest, as much as 240 inches of rain may fall in a single year. Beneath the treetop canopy, the rain forest bursts with plant and animal life. But only if we know how important rain forests are to the whole world will we truly understand the need to protect them.

Through colorful illustrations and interesting text, this book discusses the climate, plants, and animals that make up a tropical rain forest.

"A scientifically accurate book which depicts the complex world of rain forests in easily understood text and sumptuous illustrations. The geography, climate and ecology of the rain forest are explained and the illustrations teem with the flora and fauna."—Children's Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688154110
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/24/1997
Series: Mulberry Bks.
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 746,996
Product dimensions: 11.38(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile: 880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Gail Gibbons, author of more than one hundred books, is the winner of the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children’s nonfiction literature. Called a “master of picture book nonfiction” by ALA Booklist, Ms. Gibbons has a special talent for making complex subjects understandable and entertaining for young readers.


Gail Gibbons, author of more than one hundred books, is the winner of the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children’s nonfiction literature. Called a “master of picture book nonfiction” by ALA Booklist, Ms. Gibbons has a special talent for making complex subjects understandable and entertaining for young readers.

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Nature's Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
missmichelle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Age Approriateness: Primary to IntermediateGenre: "Nature's Green Umbrella" is filled with tons of information about the Tropical Rainforest and is a great source for children to go to. The information that Gail Gibbons provides in this book is accurate and very useful to students that are learning about Rain Forests. The subjects presented include, climate conditions, animals, plants, and the layers of the Tropical Rainforest.