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Charley Harper's What's in the Rain Forest?: A Nature Discovery Book (Nature Discovery Books)

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ISBN13: 9780764965845
ISBN10: 0764965840
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Following the success of Charley Harper's What's in the Woods?, Pomegranate continues the Nature Discovery Book series with this journey through a rain forest. Zoe Burke's rhyming text introduces young readers to thirty different species of rain-forest dwellers — birds, butterflies, lizards, monkeys, and more. All are depicted with colorful images taken from Harper's painting Monteverde, illustrating the various creatures inhabiting Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. The entire painting is reproduced on a foldout page at the end of the book, with a key identifying all the featured creatures.

Besides being fun to read, What's in the Rain Forest? provides a great opportunity for children to learn about nature while also seeing how an artist interprets its diversity and beauty.

About the Author

Charley Harper (1922-2007) made paintings filled with color, motion, and fun, and his careful study of each creature helped him simplify its form so that its unique personality shone through. His work has been treasured by art and animal enthusiasts for decades.

Zoe Burke is a mystery and children's book writer. She is the author of Lightning Bug Thunder (Firefly, 1998), Jump the Gun: An Annabelle Starkey Mystery (Poisoned Pen Press, 2013), and Charley Harper's What's in the Woods? (Pomegranate, 2013).

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Susan Danford, August 30, 2013 (view all comments by Susan Danford)
Charley Harper's illustrations are wonderful! My family has thoroughly enjoyed the matching game that I purchased from Powells in which the tiles are Charley's animals. I am looking forward to using this book in my elementary school library with classes that are studying the rain forest. What a great combination of resources -- superb illustrations and engaging writing - to excite and educate!
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A Nature Discovery Book (Nature Discovery Books)
Zoe Burke and Charley Harper
Harper, Charley
Burke, Zoe

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