100 Facts on Rainforests by Camilla De la Bedoyere
  

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100 Facts on Rainforests by Camilla De la Bedoyere

100 Facts Rainforests is bursting with amazing images, great activities and exactly 100 awesome facts. Children will learn everything they need to know about the precious jungles on our planet. 100 Facts Rainforests covers key topics about this unique wildlife habitat in concise numbered facts. Information is accompanied by amazing illustrations and photographs that put unbelievable facts into context for young learners. This spectacular rainforest book for kids covers physical features, unique animals and jungle locations around the world. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Rainforests: The different layers of rainforest and what tropical plants and creatures lurk there How much rain actually falls every year and how to survive in the jungle Natural treasures and stopping deforestation Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: The rainforest hummingbird is the world's smallest bird, with a body length of just 57 millimetres and a wingspan of only 65 millimetres. Chewing gum comes from trees! It starts off as a sticky goo that is collected from chicle trees. It is the boiled, and flavours, such as mint or fruit are added. Orang-utans are close to extinction because their forests are becoming palm plantations. Palm oil is used in food and as fuel. It's expected that orang-utans will be gone from the wild in less than ten years. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: Measure 3 metres on the floor and see if you can take one minute to walk that far without stopping this is as slow as a three-toed sloth moves! Quiz question: What is the equator? Use the Internet or a book to find out how the leaf moth uses camouflage Author: Camilla de la BedoyereConsultant: Barbara TaylorPages: 48Age: 6+Dimensions: 9 X 12Format: Paperback with holographic foilISBN: 9781848101623

About the Author

Camilla de la Bedoyere was a teacher for 10 years before she became a full-time non-fiction author. She studied Zoology and Geology at Bristol University, and has subsequently written or edited more than 200 books for children and adults, many of which aim to explain and explore the natural world and our relationship with it Camilla is a specialist literacy teacher at a London high school, developing reading skills and encouraging a love of learning through books.

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Paperback
48 pages

Author

Camilla De la Bedoyere
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Publisher

Miles Kelly Publishing Ltd

Publication date

30th June 2009

ISBN

9781848101623


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