Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Review of A DAY AND NIGHT IN THE RAIN FOREST in Booklist
A Day and Night in the Rain Forest
Arnold, Caroline (Author) , Arnold, Caroline (Illustrator)
Jan 2015. 24 p. Picture Window, library edition, $27.32. (9781479560745). Picture Window, paperback, $7.95. (9781479560868).
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. Angela Leeper