In a squeaky voice he piped in the man’s ear: “Senhor, a ruined rain forest means ruined lives … many ruined lives. You will leave many of us homeless if you chop down this great Kapok tree.”
— Lynne Cherry, The Great Kapok Tree
Lynne Cherry writes beautifully about the plight of the rainforest through an engaging story, lively illustrations and a clear map. We enjoyed this one over supper last week as my daughter is learning about rainforests this term and absolutely loving her studies. What a blessing!
For those wanting to read about rainforests with their children, here are some recommendations: