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A North American rain forest scrapbook
- 2 of 2 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
- 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
- ISBN: 9780802786791 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 9780802786807 (reinforced)
- ISBN: 0802786790 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 0802786804 (reinforced)
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Walker and Co., 1999.
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|Subject:||Rain forest ecology -- Washington (State) -- Olympic Peninsula -- Juvenile literature
Rain forests -- Washington (State) -- Olympic Peninsula -- Juvenile literature
Rain forest ecology -- Juvenile literature
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 November 1999
Gr. 3^-5. Wright-Frierson's A Desert Scrapbook (1996) had a wide format that was just right for illustrating the horizontal lines of the desert landscape. Her new book has a vertical format also in keeping with its subject: the North American rain forest. Writing in first person, the writer-illustrator takes readers along on a trip to the rain forest on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. Attractive watercolor paintings show views of the forest, close-ups of natural features, and pictures of people enjoying a hike with a National Park Visitor Center naturalist. Sidebars and hand-lettered notes fill in the informational blanks for readers as they experience the look of the forest and observe the plants and animals found there. One double-page spread shows a logging site and notes what can be done to help preserve the forests, from picking up litter to recycling paper. A visually appealing "scrapbook" of information, reflections, and attractive illustrations of the temperate rain forest. ((Reviewed November 1, 1999)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
- Kirkus Reviews : Kirkus Reviews 1999 April #2
Wright-Frierson (An Island Scrapbook, 1998, etc.) has created another outstanding nature journal, this one exploring North America's temperate rain forest on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. She begins with her trip across the country, recording what she sees from the window of the plane; she moves into the forest, using an artist's eye and varied perspectives to show the biome. In a slightly bemused tone, the text urges readers are to look up at the towering canopy, through binoculars at a bird overhead, and down through a magnifying glass at the tiny world underfoot. Every page in the scrapbook combines pencil drawings, carefully labeled individual specimens, watercolors, and often a glimpse of the artist. The author's voice is clear and compelling, while her reverence for the environment and the joy she derives from it are always evident. (Picture book. 7-11) Copyright 1999 Kirkus Reviews
- School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 1999 June
Gr 1-4Although many childrens books explore the wonders of tropical rain forests, few of them even mention their temperate counterparts. Wright-Frierson deftly weaves personal observations with scientific information in this fine introduction to the rain forest of Washingtons Olympic Peninsula. Her combination sketchbook, nature journal, and postcard to readers documents her exploration of the ecosystem dominated by huge trees that are hundreds of years old. Through words and pictures, she explains how snags and nurse logs shelter plant and animal life and foster the growth of new trees. She introduces readers to a variety of unique plants and animals, including a banana slug as long as her foot. While the author clearly supports efforts to preserve the temperate rain forest, her tone is not polemical. The contrasting paintings of clear-cut hillsides and the mysterious green caverns of old growth forest speak eloquently. Salmon heading upriver, elk grazing in the forest, and the sun setting over the ocean provide other glimpses of the areas majesty. Used alone or with books about tropical rain forests, this one should stimulate further explorations about and appreciation of a type of rain forest with which few people are familiar.Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato Copyright 1999 School Library Journal Reviews
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