Listen, it is quiet. At first all you can hear is the pat pat pat of raindrops
dripping from the leaf tips above.
More kinds of plants and animals live in rain forests than anywhere else on earth. Rain forests have existed for millions of years, but face new challenges. Explore the incredible variety and delicate balance of life in the largest rain forest in the world, the Amazon, as well as the rain forests in different parts of the world, including some in our own backyards.
"A picture book introduction to rain forests, describing their special features and importance to the environment. Interesting facts stud the general descriptions. The format and conversational tone will make this accessible to a wide audience, including older reluctant readers. Useful and timely."–Booklist
"Notable both for information and illustration."–Wilson Library Bulletin
"The text and the illustrations are pleasing and informative, and the concept of rain forest is clearly articulated."–The Reading Teacher
"An entertaining treatment of an important subject."–Pacific Northwest Magazine
Awards & Honors
- A Book-of-the-Month Club Selection
- American Bookseller Pick of the Lists
- Outstanding Science Book, NSTA/CBC