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Selvas tropicales: Mundos verdes
Selvas tropicales: Mundos verdes
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Selvas tropicales: Mundos verdes

(Rain Forests: Gardens of Green)

[English] What is the weather like in a rain forest? Why do so few animals live on the rain forest floor? Explore the colorful feathers, fur, plants, and petals inside this book, and find out what makes tropical rain forests one of Earth’s treasures. [Spanish] ¿Qué tiempo hace en una selva tropical? ¿Por qué hay tan pocas plantas en el suelo de la selva? Explora las coloridas plumas, pieles, plantas y pétalos de este libro. Descubrirás por qué la selva tropical es uno de los grandes tesoros de la Tierra.

 
Dewey578.734
  
Reading LevelGrades K-4
Interest LevelGrades K-4
Lexile Level660L
ATOS Level3.8
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #112475
  
  
ISBN978-1-4795-0233-2
PublisherPicture Window Books
Copyright2008
  
Page Count24
LanguagesSpanish
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price
$39.99
 


 
 

Reviews

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database - María E. Gentle

"What is a tropical jungle? This lively picture book will explain in a manner that children will understand the complex ecosystem, complete with plants and animals that make up only seven percent of the earth’s surface but contains more than half of all the plants and animals on earth. There is a lot to learn about tropical jungles; this is just the beginning. Some of the digital illustrations are bright and bold, others are muted and earthy. The five basic layers of jungle life are diagrammed in a double spread. There are curious facts given on every other page. A little of everything is included, from the dangers of deforestation to both plants and animals to the assessment of the benefits about the products we get from tropical jungles: woods, fruits, gum, medicine, etc. The last few pages contain more facts, a glossary, a bibliography, an index, and a listing of other books in the series. This informational book is suitable for the elementary science curriculum and for school and public libraries as well." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

January 1, 2008

CriticasMagazine.com - Emilia Valerio, Children's Library, Denver Public Library, CO

"These titles succinctly and clearly explore the planet’s different ecosystems. Océanos gives a captivating overview of various marine life-forms, from familiar plants and animals to more obscure organisms in the ocean floor, sea currents, and the water cycle. Desiertos touches upon the different types of deserts worldwide as it provides interesting facts that will stir students’ curiosity, such as how cactus plants store water and how animals are able to live in such harsh environments. Selvas tropicales studies the amazing diversity of the world’s rainforests, their animals and plants, their colors and noises. The texts use many challenging words—such as ecosistema, invertebrados (invertebrates) and mamíferos (mammals)—but present the facts in a fun, engaging way. In all volumes, one page provides the facts and the opposite gives a “Dato curioso” (a bit of trivia) such as, “Did you know that most deserts are not actually hot but extremely cold?” The large, pastel-toned digital illustrations enhance the texts, and a world map shows where each ecosystem can be found. Recommended for school libraries, these titles will make a great addition to Spanish-language science curriculums." - CriticasMagazine.com

February 19, 2008

Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for kids and teens. Her work has received the Minnesota Book Award and other honors, including  Bank Street Best Books of the Year, and NCTE Notables. She and her husband live in Minnesota and have two monsters of their own, Maddie and Annabelle. When Laura's not reading or writing, she likes to dance, play games, and work with the Minnesota Brass drum corps (which involves a lot of Counting, following Patterns, and creating Shapes on the field). She tries to eat More vegetables and Less brownies, but that is hard! Learn more about Laura at laursalas.com.

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