An Activity Guide for Ages 6–9
By Nancy Castaldo



144 Pages, 10 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $22.95)

ISBN 9781556524769

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Jun 2003)


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North America boasts a surprising number of rainforests, including El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, Olympic National Forest in Washington State, Chugach and Tongass National Forests in Alaska, and the forests in Hawaii, which are home to an enormous variety of plants and animals. Rainforests: An Activity Guide takes kids through the common layers of the rainforest, from the forest floor to above the enclosed canopy. Their journey continues through the different types of rainforests as they are introduced to plants, animals, and people around the world, including those from the temperate rainforests of North America to the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America. Rainforest-inspired activities include making a West African yam festival gourd rattle, building a model of an Alaskan totem pole, and creating a Japanese Wayang-kuilt, or shadow puppet. Kids are encouraged to make a difference and become active supporters of the rainforests no matter where they live.


“Lets students explore what makes this endangered environment unique and worth protecting.” —Learning magazine

“The author’s passion for rainforests is contagious.” —Science Books & Films

Author Biography

Nancy F. Castaldo is the author of Oceans: An Activity Guide for Ages 6–9; Winter Day Play!, a Smithsonian Notable Book; Rainy Day Play!, an American Bookseller's Pick; and The Little Hands Nature Book. She lives in Chatham, New York.