Rain, Rain, Rain Forest by Brenda Z. Guiberson

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Splitter, splat, splash! While they sleep, the forest fills with the sounds of the night creatures. Sloop! A silky anteater slurps up thousands of ants. Flap flap! A bat bites a fig. Hssss. A snake thrusts its tongue to taste the air. The air carries the taste of mouse. Everywhere night creatures with huge bright eyes slither and slurp through the darkness.

Come explore the rain forest!

A downpour wakes the creatures of the rain forest. Howler monkeys roar and drink the water that drips from nearby leaves. Birds with rainbow beaks fly in search of shelter. A poison dart frog finds a tiny pool where her tadpoles can grow. In a place that gets twenty feet of rain a year, it is a way of life.

Vibrant, colorful collages and an inviting text take young readers on an exhilarating tour of the tropical rain forest.


About Brenda Z. Guiberson

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Brenda Z. Guiberson has written many books for children, including Cactus Hotel, Spoonbill Swamp, Moon Bear and Disasters. As a child, Brenda never thought she wanted to be a writer—her dreams tended more toward jungle explorer. She graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in English and Fine Art. She started thinking about writing for children when her son went to elementary school, and she volunteered in his class and in the school library. After taking exciting trips that involved a fifty-foot cactus, hungry alligators and sunset-colored spoonbills, she wanted to create books for children that would be like a field trip. Her books are full of well-researched detail, and Brenda sees this research as an adventure—one that allows her to be a jungle explorer at last. She lives in Seattle, Washington.   Steve Jenkins is the acclaimed illustrator or author/illustrator of numerous books, including The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, which received the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his family.
Published April 1, 2004 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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Guiberson, one of the best science writers around for younger readers, trails a tree sloth as, between one deluge and the next, it makes its sloooooow way down to the ground for an infrequent toilette, then returns to the rain-forest canopy.

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Jenkins's collages also shine in Rain, Rain, Rain Forest by Brenda Z.

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