Tropical Rainforests

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Harper Collins, Aug 24, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Tropical rainforests are home to brilliantly colored birds and spider monkeys that swing like acrobats. Here, tiny tadpoles, lizards, and crabs live in sky-high penthouse mini-ponds formed in the leaves of rootless plants. The understory and forest floor swarm with insects, worms, frogs, toads, and millions of marching army ants. But beware! There are poisonous butterflies, frogs, and insects; venomous snakes; and plants that can paralyze.

Now, you can enter this wild world! Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to take you on an exotic, full-color photographic adventure.


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User Review  - enbrown504 - LibraryThing

This book is a specialized look at the particular ecosystem of tropical rainforests or jungles. The book is concise and engaging including detailed photographs. The book is probably appropriate for a ... Read full review

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User Review  - jllwlsh - LibraryThing

I was fascinated by rainforests as a child, and all of the bright colored plants and animals taht inhabited them. I would have LOVED this book, and think that is a great addition to any child's ... Read full review


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Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, the New York State Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award from the Boston Public Library, the Washington Post-Children’s Book Guild Award, the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award, and the Mom’s Choice Award-Gold. He and his wife, Liz, live in upstate New York.

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