Deep in a Rainforest

Deep in a Rainforest
Author: 
Gwen Pascoe
Publisher: 
Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication Date: 
1999
ISBN: 
0-836-82149-1
boards, 32 p., $19.93.

Carefully laid out double-page spreads fill this book about fungi, frogs, butterflies, snakes, birds and plants of the rain forest. An uncluttered illustration introduces objects of the same color that a child should look for in the following two pages. Artist Veronica Jefferis camouflages the life hidden among the leaves and vines. The longer one looks, the more he or she sees. The main idea is that color abounds in the rain forest, and each primary and complementary color receives individual attention. It's too bad that the flora and fauna illustrated in this book are not properly identifed (at least for the adult sharing this book with a child). These concept-filled illustrations could have been used for more than a perceptual exercise for primary schoolers.

— Nancy H. McCray

 
Volume: 
1
Number: 
3