Award-winning author and musician Johnette Downing invites children of all ages to go wild in the rainforest with dozens of exotic animals in this colorful trek through the Amazon. This A to Z adventure includes fascinating facts about some of the world’s most unique creatures, from woolly monkeys and pink dolphins to electric eels, ocelots, jaguars, and more.
On each page, alongside information about each creature, vibrant collage-style illustrations capture the unique look and feel of the Amazon animals. Children will learn what leaf cutter ants do with the bits of leaves they carry home, what umbrella birds look like, and where manatees live. A special list of facts about the rainforest and its conservation complete this exotic escapade.
About the Author
Johnette Downing is an award-winning, internationally recognized singer/songwriter who performs original children’s music. Her many accolades include six Parents’ Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, and an Imagination Award. The author of nine books with Pelican, she wrote and illustrated There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, My Aunt Came Back from Louisiane, and Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud and authored Chef Creole, Down in Louisiana, Today Is Monday in Louisiana, Today Is Monday in Texas, and Today Is Monday in New York. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Written and Illustrated by Johnette Downing
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet
32 pp. 11 x 8 1/2
31 color illus.