Rain, Rain, Rain Forest by Brenda Z. Guiberson


Rain, Rain, Rain Forest by Brenda Z. Guiberson

Splitter, splat, splash! While they sleep, the forest fills with the sounds of the night creatures. Sloop! A silky anteater slurps up thousands of ants. Flap flap! A bat bites a fig. Hssss. A snake thrusts its tongue to taste the air. The air carries the taste of mouse. Everywhere night creatures with huge bright eyes slither and slurp through the darkness. Come explore the rain forest! A downpour wakes the creatures of the rain forest. Howler monkeys roar and drink the water that drips from nearby leaves. Birds with rainbow beaks fly in search of shelter. A poison dart frog finds a tiny pool where her tadpoles can grow. In a place that gets twenty feet of rain a year, it is a way of life. Vibrant, colorful collages and an inviting text take young readers on an exhilarating tour of the tropical rain forest.


Vivid, engrossing slice of life. Kirkus Reviews The attractive volume transports readers into the steamy, humid depths of a habitat where ticks and moths live in the fur of a sloth and azteca ants and aphids work in tandem, devouring tree trunks for nourishment. Publishers Weekly * Vibrant words and sensory impressions bring the creatures

-tense narrative offers action-packed and animal-crammed descriptions of the residents

-blues of the cut-and-torn-paper collages recall the damp, dim warmth of the downpour under the canopy, and the positioning of focal points in foreground and background space deepens each prospect and highlights luxurious textural details. The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Both Guiberson's text and Jenkins

-catching picture book transports readers to a tropical rain forest. . . .Effective use of onomatopoeia further enhances the narrative with forest sounds. Jenkins uses his signature collage style to bring this realm alive for viewers. School Library Journal Guiberson's nicely paced test is packed with information. . . . Jenkins

-Howard syndication

About the Author

Brenda Z. Guiberson has written many books for children, including Cactus Hotel, Spoonbill Swamp, Moon Bear, and Disasters. As a child, Brenda never thought she wanted to be a writer her dreams tended more toward jungle explorer. She graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in English and Fine Art. She started thinking about writing for children when her son went to elementary school, and she volunteered in his class and in the school library. After taking exciting trips that involved a fifty-foot cactus, hungry alligators, and sunset-colored spoonbills, she wanted to create books for children that would be like a field trip. Her books are full of well-researched detail, and Brenda sees this research as an adventure one that allows her to be a jungle explorer at last. She lives in Seattle, Washington.Steve Jenkins is the acclaimed illustrator or author/illustrator of numerous books, including The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, which received the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Nonfiction. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his family.

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32 pages


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Publication date

21st April 2015



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