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The Rainforest Grew All Around

RainforestPAPERBACK with flapsThe Rainforest Grew All Around

If you are wanting to get your child excited about learning, author Susan K. Mitchell has written the book for you. “The Rainforest Grew All Around” is a delightful tale of how complex life in the rainforest can be. Even on a simple day. Each 2 page layout includes the story line along with some interesting  facts about the rainforest. Beautifully illustrated by Connie McClennan. The detail in the pictures is amazing. Readers will learn about plants and animals that live in the rainforest while learning a fun poem along the way. The end of the book includes Arbordale’s “For Creative Minds” section that can help in the classroom or homeschool setting. Love that there is also a link to copy the curriculum pages from the internet so you can teach your little one even more.


Imaginations will soar from the forest floor, up through the canopy and back down again, following the circle of life in this clever adaptation of the song “The Green Grass Grew All Around.” The jungle comes alive as children learn about a wide variety of the animals (jaguars, emerald tree boas, leafcutter ants, sloths, poison dart frogs, toucans, and bats) and plants (kapok trees, liana vines, and bromeliads) living in the lush Amazon rainforest. Delve even deeper into the jungle using sidebars and the three-page “For Creative Minds” educational section.

This nonfiction picture book with a cuddle factor and rhyming text includes a 3-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 23-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. The Rainforest Grew All Around is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension. Tap animals and other things that make noise to hear their sounds.
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