The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest
The author and artist Lynne Cherry journeyed deep into the rain forests of Brazil to write and illustrate her gorgeous picture book The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest (1990). One day, a man exhausts himself trying to chop down a giant kapok tree. While he sleeps, the forest’s... show more
The author and artist Lynne Cherry journeyed deep into the rain forests of Brazil to write and illustrate her gorgeous picture book The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest (1990). One day, a man exhausts himself trying to chop down a giant kapok tree. While he sleeps, the forest’s residents, including a child from the Yanomamo tribe, whisper in his ear about the importance of trees and how “all living things depend on one another” . . . and it works. Cherry’s lovingly rendered colored pencil and watercolor drawings of all the “wondrous and rare animals” evoke the lush rain forests, and the stunning endpapers feature world maps bordered by tree porcupines, emerald tree boas, and dozens more fascinating creatures. Awards: IRA Teacher’s Choice (1991), ABA’s Pick of the Lists, Reading Rainbow Review Book, NSTA-CBC Outstanding Trade Book for Children
Publish date: March 6th 2000
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 40
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Picture Books
The Great Kapok Tree is a sweet book to read with children. The illustrations are great and the story is even better. The author of this book actually wrote this book sitting in the rain forest so you can grasp a feel for what an actual rain forest looks like. You could do many, many things with th...
This book is about two men that go to the rain forest to cut down trees. The youngest boy falls asleep next to a tree and the animals that live in the tree come down and tell them boy not to cut the tree down. The boy wakes up and remembers what the animals said and her didn't cut down their tree. I...
This is a phenomenal book about the importance of the rain forest and its' trees. The boss man gives a man an ax and tells him to cut down the Kapok tree. After chopping a while, the man falls asleep on the ground by the tree. All kinds of animals whisper in his ear the importance of the tree and th...
This is a wonderful book the my CT just finished reading to her class of first graders, although I think it could be read to anyone from K-4th. This book is basically abput a man who is going to cut down a tree in the rain forest when he falls asleep at the foot of the huge tree. While he is sleepin...
I am planning to read this book but from the reviews I believe it will be a great book to talk about the importance of keeping the environment safe. We will talk about preserving the environment with this book. One thing we could do is make recycling and save thee trees posters for the school. I wou...