The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

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"The author and artist Lynne Cherry journeyed deep into the rain forests of Brazil to write and illustrate her gorgeous picture book The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest (1990). One day, a man exhausts himself trying to chop down a giant kapok tree. While he sleeps, the forest’s residents, including a child from the Yanomamo tribe, whisper in his ear about the importance of trees and how "all living things depend on one another" . . . and it works. Cherry’s lovingly rendered colored pencil and watercolor drawings of all the "wondrous and rare animals" evoke the lush rain forests, as well as stunning world maps bordered by tree porcupines, emerald tree boas, and dozens more fascinating creatures."  from the publisher

40 pages    978-0152026141      Ages 4-8

Keywords:  Interconnectedness; Connections; Indigenous people

Read alikes:  Fernando's Gift/El Regalo de Fernando by Douglas Keister; Nature's Green Umbrella by Gail Gibbons; The Umbrella by Jan Brett; The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K. Mitchell


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