Scholastic Discover More by Penelope Arlon
Rainforests

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A comprehensive modern reference book all about rainforests for confident readers.

This book is far more than a collection of bugs and butterflies. It explores rainforests by continent, so the young reader gains first hand experience of the contrasts between the flora and fauna of South America, Africa, and India. It introduces indigenous people who reveal age-old secrets of survival in the forest. It explores how rainforests are exploited for every day products in everyones' homes. The latest research reveals newly discovered creatures unique to this book, and the current threat level to our planet as we continue to destroy Earth's most diverse habitat. Fantastic photos, structured layouts, and age-appropriate vocabulary entice newly confident readers into the world of information books. Data boxes, maps, and stats encourage related numeracy and science skills. Vetted by literacy experts.
 

About Penelope Arlon

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Penny Arlon is an author who writes children's nonfiction, taking inspiration from her children. Her books range from preschool to family reference, and include the Art Attack books, based on the award-winning CITV children's television program, and all fourteen titles in Dorling Kindersley's Eye Know series.
 
Published March 1, 2013 by Scholastic Reference. 80 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting.

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Gr 3–6—This coverage of eclectic topics related to tropical rainforests packs images and text snippets from the edge of one page to the other. However, layered photos of animals and plants often disregard relative sizes. For example, a fungus emerging from the forest floor appears larger than a t...

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