Rainforests are a fascinating nonfiction topic for children, and this book is an engaging introduction to all aspects of this amazing environment. Starting with the essential question, "What is a rainforest?" this book covers the geography, climate, the diverse and colorful animal life, and the people and resources we find there. Throughout the text, more than three dozen challenging words are subtly introduced, and a glossary and index at the back help readers stretch their vocabulary. The amazing photography and artwork work seamlessly with the text to help independent readers build their fluency and their confidence with this interesting subject.
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Series editor, Heather Morris, is a former BBC schools publisher.UK literacy consultant, Hilary Horton, is a senior literacy adviser for Camden Council, LondonSeries authors have also written readers for Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Primary Literacy, DK Readers, Heinemann English Readers and Clifford and Disney Readers.US series editor, Thea Feldman, is the author of over 100 children’s books, including several Clifford and Disney Readers. Additionally she has written and edited several My Readers MCPG (US). She is a former editorial director at Scholastic.US literacy consultant, Ellie Costa, is one of the US’s foremost literacy specialists. She teaches at Bank Street College of Education