Over and Under the Rainforest
DescriptionAward-winning duo Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal take readers on a thrilling tour of one of the most diverse ecosystems on planet earth: the rainforests of Central America. Part of the critically acclaimed Over and Under series that includes Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt and Over and Under the Snow! Under the canopy of the rainforest hundreds of animals make their homes, but up in the leaves hides another world. Turn the pages of this beautiful and educational book to discover in words and mesmerizing illustration:
- Animals like the slender parrot snake and the blue morpho butterfly.
- The canopies where toucans and pale-billed woodpeckers chatter and call.
- Capuchin monkeys who swing from vines and slow-moving sloths who wait out daily thunderstorms.
- And much more!
- Parents, grandparents, librarians, science teachers, and educators
- Gift for kids who love nature, rainforests, animals, and learning more about the world
- Readers who like The Rainforest Grew All Around, The Magic and Mystery of Trees, Planting a Rainbow, and A Seed Is Sleepy and other books in the Nature Books series by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long
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"Children who'd love to see Amazonia can visit in a vicarious way with Kate Messner's Over and Under the Rainforest, illustrated in muted, stylized fashion by Christopher Silas Neal. . . . [An] easygoing picture-book excursion for readers ages 4-8."--The Wall Street Journal
"[C]hannels the mystery and magic of the natural world. Part outdoor adventure, part animal nonfiction book, this exciting blend will delight children interested in fact and fiction. [Over and Under the Rainforest d]raws you right in."--Kirkus Reviews
"[S]imply told and lushly illustrated. . . [Over and Under the Rainforest] offers an engaging and easy introduction to animal habitats."--Booklist
"Lush mixed-media illustrations in shades of teal and violet vary in perspective, seamlessly shifting from sweeping aerial views to close-ups of animals, insects, and plants. . . Capturing the mysterious and magical beauty of the tropical biome, [Over and Under the Rainforest] is sure to encourage further rainforest investigation."--The Horn Book Magazine
"[E]ngaging. . . educational. . . Every page is an adventure and will have children wondering what they'll discover next. . . . Perfect for children who have an interest in the natural world."--School Library Journal