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All in a Rainforest Day: Review & Giveaway



Full Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest book review.

Title: All in a Rainforest Day

Author: Ellen B. Senisi

Photographs:  Thomas Marent

Publisher: EdTechLens, 2014

Theme: Non-fiction, Rainforest, Animals

Suitable: Ages 4 and up

Opening Lines: "Morning sunshine wakes up rainforests around the world. Beams of light touch the tops of the tree canopy. Up in the canopy, baby animals wake to a bright new day."

Synopsis: This beautiful 31-page book, geared towards the young reader, takes a close-up look at the plant and animal life in a tropical rainforest. It is one component of the Rainforest Journey curriculum package published by EdTechLens.



Why I Loved It

1. The photos are extremely appealing with large, bright, clear pics on colourful backdrops.

2. The text on each page is minimal but factual AND lyrical.

3. There are many close-up photos with an emphasis on baby animals.

4. It takes the reader on a lovely journey from early morning 'til dusk. The orangutan photos (especially the sleeping baby) drew many oohs and ahs from my class of six-year-olds.

5. It's a great introduction to an animal or rainforest unit.


Extensions:

1. EdTechLens has lots of free sample lesson plans.

2. They also have some cool media samples, including sounds of the rainforest.



3. Deep Space Sparkle is my favourite go-to art site and they didn't disappoint. Check out these super rainforest art projects!





You can click the images to go to the art lessons. Both of these are geared towards older students, but that never stops me! I often try lessons like this with my Grade One class.



In case you're interested, EdTechLens is looking for teachers to pilot their program!


For more great books, be sure to visit Susanna at Perfect Picture Book Friday.
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Okay, now for the giveaway!

You could win your own copy of All in a Rainforest Day.

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22 comments

  1. Looks like a wonderful addition to a rainforest unit.

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    1. It's definitely a keeper, Sandi!

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  2. Love the looks of this beauty! We enjoy eating at our Rainforest Cafe, but that's as close as I've come to the real deal. Thanks for sharing your reflections and extensions.

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    1. You're welcome!
      A "Rainforest Cafe" sounds delightful.

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  3. What an outstanding share. I love books with gorgeous photographs that teach kids about nature and the environment. Great activities.

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    1. Thanks, Patricia. They're my favourite books, too!

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  4. Thanks for you review. I especially liked discovering Deep Space Sparkle!

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  5. Unlike Barbara, my kiddo is afraid of the Rainforest Café (alligator, thunderstorm) so I vote for this book!

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    1. Ha! Completely understandable:) I'm not a fan of alligators either.

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  6. Great photographs in this book! It definitely would be great in an animal or rain forest unit!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Yes! I hope you entered to win, Lori!

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  7. My youngest child in prep saw the picture of the cicada and said, "we need that book at school" as they have been learning about insects. Lovely pictures.

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    1. Oh isn't that cute! Maybe he/she will win it:)

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  8. Oh those pictures. They look enticing. I'm sure the little people love them too!

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    1. Yup, lots of happy exclamations:)

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  9. What a gorgeous book! And I love the Deep Space Sparkle projects too. Love her stuff! Are you going to be testing the rainforest program by any chance? It sounds like a fun thing to get to do.
    Your new blog header is really pretty!
    Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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    1. I love Deep Space, too!
      No, probably won't test the program but it DOES look like a good one.
      Thanks for the header compliment:)

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  10. what a fun adventure... a rainforest day. So much to see and hear and feel.

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  11. I look photo books. I'll have to check it out.

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    1. Definitely worth looking at, Stacy.

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