April 22, 2014

We're Roaming in the Rainforest!

Its bright illustrations mesmerize! 
Its poetic text dances off the pages! 
The story will delight you and its ending will leave you wanting more.

In honor of Earth Day today, I'm reviewing We're Roaming in the Rainforest, a wonderful and beautifully illustrated book that celebrates one of the world's greatest environmental treasures, the South American rainforest. We're Roaming in the Rainforest begins with a sunrise that greets three children on their adventure through the rainforest. From the first page, the illustrations take your breath away with bright colorful drawings of butterflies, palm trees, lizards and other species of the rainforest.

The story explains of how ants store food, how spiders spin their webs and how alligators and cougars hunt prey, all in a wonderful rhyme that ends with the children listening to the rainforest "lullabies" - the night sounds that take place in the rainforest when the sun sets. I can't say enough good things about this book! From its wonderful ability to teach without being boring, to its bright and beautiful illustrations, the story leaves you refreshed, with a happy, hopeful feeling.

After telling of the rainforest’s wonders, the learning continues with a beautifully illustrated map of South America, summaries of the people and animals of the rainforest, and facts on how the rainforest is being destroyed and the need for conservation. I love this aspect of the book because it encourages discussion between parents and children to learn more about the rainforest and the planet in general.

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