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A is for Anaconda
A Rainforest Alphabet
Written by Anthony D. Fredericks
Illustrated by Laura Regan
Sleeping Bear Press
A National Best Books 2009 Awards Finalist
Sponsored by USA Book News
At one time rainforests covered about 14% of the earth’s surface; now they’re reduced to just 6%. As home to some of the most diverse plant and animal species ever known, this decline has grave implications for both man and animal kingdoms. A is for Anaconda: A Rainforest Alphabet explores the world’s rainforests as it explains their important role and showcases their wonders.
What a wonderfully educational and entertaining book! With each respective alphabet letter, each page reveals something about the rainforest from the animals that live there to the types of medicine that can be found. It can be a quick and easy read, but if desired, more time can be spent on each page learning in more depth about the specific letter item. With captivating pictures, this book will fascinate kids from kindergarten all the way through sixth grade and beyond!
All Artwork © 2009 Laura Regan