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The Field Guide to Rain Forest Animals

The Field Guide to Rain Forest Animals

Spring 2008 Doing & Learning
Ages: 8 & Up
Author: Nancy Honovich
Illustrator: Marc Dando
Illustrator: Ryan Hobson
ISBN: 1-59223-719-3
Hardcover Price: $15.95
The Field Guide to Rain Forest Animals is a study in page turning. The sturdy pages are water colored with a handwritten font to look like an explorer's journal. The descriptions tell a story; they flow from one to the next, incorporating photos with detailed artwork, factoid notes with meticulous observations. Each animal is given four pages of attention. On the second page of each animal's section is a pouch containing pieces to make a three-dimensional model of the animal. The models are constructed of durable layered paperboard, (they hold up well but collapse and store flat in the pouches) and are rendered with the same realistic watercolor art as much of the book. This book is a pleasure to read and ideal for imaginative play in and about the Rainforest.
Emily Crawford   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Emily holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a Master's in computer engineering from Georgia Tech. She is a homeschooling parent and lives with her husband, three children, five cats, and thousands of LEGOs in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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