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30 Million Different Insects in the Rainforest
Contributor(s): Rockett, Paul, Ruffle, Mark (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1410968839     ISBN-13: 9781410968838
Publisher: Raintree
    OUR PRICE: $7.20  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: August 2015
Annotation: "Can you count the animal species found in the rainforest or the fish in the Amazon River? Find out all about the rainforest, including its extraordinary variety of plant and animal life, its peoples, its layered structure, and its role as an oxygen producer, as well as why its so important to protect."--
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Rain forests; Juvenile literature.
Rain forest conservation; Juvenile literature.
Rain forest animals; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Zoology
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Insects, Spiders, Etc.
Dewey: 577.34
LCCN: 2014025332
Lexile Measure: 970
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Raintree Perspectives
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 10.25" H x 8.25" W x 0.25" (0.30 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 175590
Reading Level: 5.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 November)

Gr 3–7—These titles are crammed with photos, diagrams, charts, and graphic designs. Many pages also feature numbers, especially large ones; for instance, Animal Kingdom features a time line of animal life starting 3.5 billion years ago. Incorporating so many topics per volume results in uneven quality. For example, Space has excellent visual representations of Earth's daily rotation and yearly orbit, but the moon landing diagram partially covers explanatory text. The series' UK origin is apparent in the lists of suggested books, which have limited U.S. availability. Some facts are questionable, such as the claim that the Yanomami have lived in the Amazon for 50 million years, and a diagram appears to indicate that a kangaroo can leap 30 feet high. Poisonous Plants devotes only two pages to toxic varieties. Rockett includes in each book a disclaimer that "the numbers will most likely be an estimation" and may change with time. VERDICT Flashy designs and mind-boggling statistics may pique browsers' interest in these topics, but they should double-check facts in additional sources.

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