Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $16.99
  • Save: $3.23 (19%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Only 18 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Tropical Rainforests has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Books Squared
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Book selection as BIG as Texas.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Tropical Rainforests Hardcover – August 24, 2010

3.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$13.76
$7.59 $0.01

Chapter book favorites
Humphrey's Mixed-Up Magic Trick
The Gold Mystery
Gustav Gloom and the Castle of Fear
$13.76 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Only 18 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Tropical Rainforests
  • +
  • A Rainforest Habitat (Paperback) (Introducing Habitats)
Total price: $19.97
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 3-5–Simon's short overview has a familiar format: large pages of oversize text facing sharp color photos of trees, animals, and plants provide an inviting overview of the biome that is populated by the largest variety of plant and animal species on the planet, with many of them yet to be discovered. Photo sources are identified, but there are no captions. Simon's careful descriptions hold a great deal of appeal for young people. He describes each of the rainforest's layers, along with some unusual plants, animals, and insects (e.g., bromeliads, sloths, pangolins, army ants) and explains that many medicines, oils, spices, fruits, and nuts are products of rainforest trees and plants. He also notes that areas of rainforest are being lost as they are cleared for farming or mining. This book is more focused and offers better descriptions than Darlene R. Stille's Tropical Rain Forests (Children's Press, 2000). Nancy Smiler Levinson's Rain Forests (Holiday House, 2008) and Gail Gibbons's Nature's Green Umbrella (HarperCollins, 1994) are suitable for younger children, and Philip Johansson's The Tropical Rain Forest: A Web of Life (Enslow, 2004) is the choice for reports.Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
© Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

Using Simon’s signature square format, large-print text, and excellent color photographs, this volume presents tropical rain forests. Clear and beautifully reproduced, the photos are the book’s most striking feature. The text provides a sound, basic introduction to tropical rain forests, their climate, their layered structure, and their vital importance to the world’s environment while stopping to look more closely at a few plants and many animals that live in there, such as army ants, piranhas, anacondas, frogs, parrots, bats, and sloths. Although it would sometimes be helpful to have captions that would identify the animals and plants pictured or give a better sense of their size, the book’s clean design is attractive, and the photos are often eye-catching. A glossary is appended. From a fine science writer, here’s an informative and visually rich introduction. Grades 2-5. --Carolyn Phelan
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 1060L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (August 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061142530
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061142536
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,035,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Experienced Editor VINE VOICE on April 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
On opening this book, a person will immediately be struck by the high quality of the full-color photographs showing the rich diversity of plant and animal life in a rainforest. Brilliant macaws, huge anacondas, strange-looking mammals such as the sloth and the pangolin make their home in the hot, humid habitat. Simple yet fascinating facts draw the reader into this world. (Imagine a catfish 10 feet long!) The book ends with a look at how the rainforests affect the global environment.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The photos in this book are large and vibrant. It's full of information but even the younger non-readers love to look through this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This could have been a wonderful book if it had been formatted well. Unfortunately, the words are tiny. You can enlarge them by double-tapping, but they are still very small. The pictures could have been beautiful and dramatic, but the formatting has ruined the effect. I wish publishers would stop using this type of formatting where they are essentially trying to fit two book pages on a single kindle screen. It makes each book page look about the size of a board book when viewed on your kindle. In addition, the dictionary and translation features don't work with this formatting. I returned the book in about 30 seconds, and I will return all future books that are formatted this way.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Tropical Rainforests
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Tropical Rainforests

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: books about 3rd grade