A North American Rain Forest Scrapbook

by Virginia Wright-Frierson

Lushly detailed watercolor paintings capture the the light and life within the temperate... read more

Lushly detailed watercolor paintings capture the the light and life within the temperate rain forest that makes up Olympic National Park in Washington state. Wright-Frierson’s conversational tone and varied page layouts give readers a sense that she’s sharing the things she observed and learned on a day-long walk through the forest, including information about the animals she sees such as slamon, slugs and elk, and the natural life cycle of the majestic trees. She occasionally adds further background information she has learned from reading books and from talking to naturalist Mike Daniels, an employe at the National Park -- the differences between a tropical and a temperate rain forest, for example, and details about life in the forest canopy and underground. (Ages 8-14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

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