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A DAY AND NIGHT IN THE RAIN FOREST
Cricka, cricka! Calls the toucan. Morning is here!
Are you ready to climb through the day alongside monkeys and coatis? Sneak through the night alongside snakes and jaguars? Come spend a day and night in the Amazon rain forest. The clock is ticking...Time to look, listen, and learn!
Every day and every night animals are busy in the rainforest. They find food, water and safe places to rest. They have everything they need.
A DAY AND NIGHT IN THE RAIN FOREST follows a 24 hour cycle of activity, highlighting the role of each animal in its habitat and how the habitat supports a variety of life. The illustrations progress from daylight to darkness to daylight again, visually supporting the progression of activity through the day and night. This book can be read aloud to younger children or an older child can read it alone.
Sidebars on each page spread expand information in the text. Back matter includes a map of rain forests of the world, fun facts, a glossary and index, and a guide to websites appropriate for the age group.Until April 1, 2016, you can visit my BOOK LAUNCH PARTY page at the SCBWI website where you can sign the guest book and see what's coming up! Please visit!
Common Core Connections
Make an animal classification chart. Divide a sheet of paper into five columns and label sections for fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. List animals in this book in each of the categories.
Animal dioramas, mobiles or collages. Choose a theme such as night or day and create a scene inside a shoebox drawing pictures of animals from this book. Or, glue pictures of animals to heavy paper, cut them out, and hang them from a wooden dowel to make a mobile. Or, glue pictures of animals onto a large piece of paper to make a collage.
Make paper plate masks of rain forest animals.
Draw with chalk on black paper to create pictures of rain forest animals at night.
Other Books by Caroline Arnold in the Caroline Arnold's Habitats series
Angela Leeper, Booklist, April 1, 2015
Habitats don't just shut down when the sun sets. In Caroline Arnold's Habitats series, the prolific author shows that life in the rain forest revolves around a 24-hour cycle. At 6:00 a.m., the toucans call Cricka, cricka! and begin a busy day hunting for food. Throughout the day, animals ranging from the emerald tree boa to the sloth join in the search. As the sun goes down, these animals look for safe places to sleep, while the nocturnal armadillo, jaguar, and tarantula awaken to look for their food. Accented by attractive cut paper illustrations, the text not only recounts the animals' eating habits but also their physical characteristics, adaptations, movement, and defenses as well. Extensive back matter includes a description of a tropical rain forest, a map of rain forests around the world, and fun facts.
The Horn Book Guide, January 1, 2015
Double-page spreads feature vibrantly colored collage animals (not to scale) against appropriately colored backgrounds (browns for Desert; greens for Rain Forest). The engaging text describes animal behavior and survival mechanisms. A description of each habitat, a world map, "Fun Facts," and two Common Core-aligned critical-thinking exercises are appended. Reading list. Glos., ind. Review covers these Caroline Arnold's Habitats titles: A Day and Night in the Desert and A Day and Night in the Rain Forest.
School Library Connection (formerly Library Media Connection), January 16, 2016
Colorful large cut paper illustrations of animals in their environments fill the pages of this series. The series, geared to early grade readers, describes in a story-like narrative the habitat and its inhabitants. Each spread is about a different hour of the day, a 24-hour cycle. Each time period presents what the animals, diurnal or nocturnal, are doing: waking up, singing, hunting, napping, burrowing, gathering food, interacting, or escaping a predator. There is very brief text on some pages with additional information about the animals; their weight, size, eating habits, and more. A world map showing the location of these different biomes is displayed, and so are fun facts and critical thinking using the Common Core. Glossary. Websites. Index. Recommended Reviewer: Madeleine Zember, Librarian and Special Education Teacher, Midway Jewish Center, Syosset, New York
Noisy rain forest animals awaken and send forth their calls in this book formatted to cover activity in one 24 hour day. Early risers include colorful large-beaked toucans that can be heard up to a half mile away and howler monkeys that send forth calls reaching three miles away. Toucans search for fruits and howler monkeys scout out leaves. There are scaly iguanas, tree boas in the rain forest and also coatis that have long ringed tails for climbing. In the rain forest bright colored poisonous frogs warn others with their colors. More than 1,000 kinds of the frogs live along the Amazon. Lazy forest sloths are protected by their slowness. Eagles, armadillos, ocelots, bats, and owl monkeys roam the forest in the afternoon and evening. Tapirs and tarantulas and jaguars are nocturnal, or night, forest creatures. So are anacondas and capybaras. When night moves on the toucans again awaken to start their morning routine. All of the animals in the rain forest find whatever they need to eat and drink and where they can sleep. Short text on each page offers much information. Fact boxes hold additional facts and illustrations of cup paper enhance the text. Pages about what a tropical rain forest is and a where forests are follow the main text. Ideas for critical thinking, more fun facts, a glossary, and resources are included. This book is from the "Caroline Arnold" series. All books in the series are well-researched and of high interest to young readers. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury; Ages 5 to 8.