Over and Under the Rainforest
A child and her companion, Tito, go on a hike in the rainforest where they discover the hundreds of animals that make it their home. They first hear a symphony of sounds up in the trees and find another world of animals and insects. They spot toucans and oropendolas, who make their nests up in the trees. There are bats asleep during the day, and poison dart frogs and capuchin monkeys. On the forest ground, they watch agoutis search for food, and ants get eaten up by an anteater. Tito leads the child across a bridge, where crocodiles swim in the river below and a funny basilisk races over the water. There is so much to see in the rainforest, but the pair stop to snack and rest. It is nearly dark and the night creatures will come out soon. Tito and the child must get home in time for supper.
Over and Under the Rainforest by the award-winning duo of Kate Messner and illustrator Christopher Silas Neal, is part of the acclaimed Over and Under series. This educational and beautifully illustrated story brings the diversity of the rainforest to young readers. An Author’s Note and endnotes with more information about the animals are included in the back.
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