In the Rainforest (Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science Stage 2)

 
9780062382047: In the Rainforest (Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science Stage 2)

The rainforest is home to millions of plant and animal species. The inhabitants of the rainforest depend on each other and they all depend on rain. How much rain falls in a rainforest? How do scientists work in the treetops? What kind of plants are swimming pools for frogs and crabs? Read and find out!

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this book features rich vocabulary, fascinating side bars and diagrams, and a find out more section with a build a rainforest terrarium activity and web research prompts about rainforest exhibits across the country. Both text and artwork were vetted for accuracy by Dr. Meg Lowman.

This is a Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science title, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

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“The child-friendly illustrations-pen-and-ink drawings with watercolors, liquid acrylics, pencils, and pastels-make this an inviting title from cover to cover... This informative volume from the dependable Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out science series offers an uncommonly readable introduction to rain forests.” (Booklist (starred review))

“The well-informed narrative voice describes the physical divisions of the rainforest, such as the canopy and the understory, while the children’s tour guide (in conversational speech balloons) points out special features of the area, such as the living components of the leaf litter.” (The Horn Book)

“Dominated by greens and browns, Duke’s friendly cartoons effectively communicate the immense variety of plant and animal life found in rain forests and feature cutaway views and close-ups in several spreads” (Kirkus Reviews)

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The rainforest is home to millions of plant and animal species.

The inhabitants of the rainforest depend on each other, and they all depend on rain. How much rain falls in a rainforest? How do scientists work in the treetops? What kind of plants are swimming pools for frogs and crabs? Read and find out!

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