Grade 2-4-- Written and illustrated by a high school student, this environmental ABC presents ecological information for young audiences. Each letter features an animal or plant found in the rain forest with an explanatory paragraph. Interposing her factual material with warnings about endangered species, deforestation, and the harm coming to native peoples, Pratt presents her viewpoint without didacticism. The full-color illustrations done in watercolors, felt markers, and colored pencil show talent and concern. Children may be as interested in the student/author/illustrator concept as in the material presented. --Eva Elisabeth Von Ancken, Trinity Pawling School, NY:
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. . . an exceptional book on several counts . . . The book doesn't read like it was written by a child. . . the wording is simple and readable, yet sophisticated. -- The Parent Newsmagazine
A Walk in the Rainforest is an alphabet book written and stunningly illustrated by a 15 year old Kristin Joy Pratt. . . " -- Parent's Magazine
Alliterative phrases combined with interesting information accompany each illustration. This book was a big hit with children of all ages. -- The Reading Teacher
Great way to present some of the flora and fauna of the rainforest to young kids. But the book is an "illustrated alphabet book" and I found some of the animals... Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by KMS
Remarkable book beautifully done, for both children and adults. I'm going to purchase several more. What a find!Published on July 12, 2008 by Vimala Rodgers