Ford St Publishing
This is just a delightful picture book not only for its lively and rhythmic text and glorious illustrations but also for the potential to begin an investigation into the richness of the Amazon wildlife and habitat. Certainly my first thought was how this would make a fabulous focus for a classroom integrated unit – geography, environmental studies, animals and their attributes, vocabulary, conservation, art and writing all easily fit into this topic. And just imagine transforming the classroom into a jungle!
Every child will find an animal that they love in this romp through the jungle and what a terrific springboard that would make to beginning simple research skills. A very handy list at the back of the book helps to identify each depicted animal and the text itself reveals some great information about many of these so this could very easily be expanded for a chosen inquiry.
Many of you will have already added this to your shelves but if you haven’t I strongly recommend that you do and make sure you promote it to your foundation class teachers who will greatly appreciate such a rich topic for their students.
Very highly recommended for little humans as well as those teachers keen to provide their classes with an immersive learning experience.