The Forever Forest: Kids Save a Tropical Treasure

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9781584691020: The Forever Forest: Kids Save a Tropical Treasure

The 54,000-acre Childrens Eternal Rainforest in Costa Rica began as an idea, a few kids, and a bake sale. Word spread and children from over 44 countries raised the funds to make it happen in 1987. Here is its story with a fresh twist, as young Peter discovers that his mother was one of those original kids. What a terrific way to learn both about cooperation and a magnificent habitat! Kristin Joy Pratt has done it again with a style that kids--and environmental educators - love.

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This book is a child's introduction to the world of a tropical rain forest. It tells the story of a young boy's trip to the tropical rain forest in Costa Rica with his mother. She was one of the Swedish children responsible for the restoration and preservation of the Children's Eternal Forest, or El Bosque Eterno de los Ninos (the BEN).

It vividly describes his exhilarating journey as he explores the unparalleled beauty and biodiversity of the rain forest. Readers will enjoy this picturesque introduction to the exotic and endangered species of the tropical rain forest. On each page of this colorful presentation, scientific names are listed and a concise description of the unique structural adaptations of animals and plants are also given.

Readers will also explore the cloud forest above the canopy, produced by the water that drips from the tips of leaves. Throughout the book, an interesting dialogue takes place as plants and animals are described and children's pictures are displayed with behavior similar to the animals. Distinct animal and plant life found include the Strangler Fig, Hoffman's Two-Toed Sloth, Leaf-Cutter Ants, and the Rufus-Eyed Stream Frog, an endemic species in the Costa Rican rain forest.

A brief discussion of reforestation efforts is also included. A pictorial history of the Children's Eternal Rainforest is included along with references on How to Learn More About Tropical Rainforests and numerous websites. Biographical facts and books by one of the authors are also listed. There are numerous opportunities for extended studies such as vocabulary building and research projects. Emphasis is placed on the success of a project to save the rain forest as a result of the cooperation of children, organizations, and countries around the world. Ultimately, this book is an introduction to the role that the rain forest plays in the intricate web of life on Earth and is a plea for continued intervention in order to preserve this natural treasure. --Jean Worsley, NSTA Recommends (Nat. Sci. Teacher's Assoc.)

Never let anyone tell you that you can't change the world. For the creatures that call the Children s Eternal Rainforest HOME, the children who saved that forest made the difference between life and death. I feel so grateful that Rachel Crandell and Kristin Joy Pratt have finally told the story of El Bosque Eterno de los Niños, a testament to the power of children. --Lynne Cherry, author of The Great Kapok Tree

Anna and Peter, a mother and son from Sweden, visit the Costa Rican rainforest called El Bosque Eterno de los Niños (the BEN) and learn about its unique plants and animals. As they hike to various parts of the forest, Peter is surprised to discover that fundraising that led to the BEN s establishment began 20 years ago through the efforts of a second-grade class in Sweden. One of the children was his mom. Despite the amount of information conveyed in the narrative and conversations, the story doesn t seem contrived. Small cartoons of the people appear at the bottom corners of the large, colorful illustrations of various animals and forest landscapes. The central pictures are big enough for group sharing. Older readers can find out more about the individual plants and animals in the paragraphs contained in sidebars. A two-page explanation of the origins of the Children s Eternal Rainforest and photos of the area appear after the main text. Those who want to know more about the BEN s ecology and origins can find lots of photos and information in Dorothy Hinshaw Patent s Children Save the Rain Forest (Dutton, 1996). Pratt-Serafini s book serves as a good introduction to the BEN itself and to children s con-servation efforts. --School Library Journal, Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Never let anyone tell you that you can't change the world. For the creatures that call the Children s Eternal Rainforest HOME, the children who saved that forest made the difference between life and death. I feel so grateful that Rachel Crandell and Kristin Joy Pratt have finally told the story of El Bosque Eterno de los Niños, a testament to the power of children. --Lynne Cherry, author of The Great Kapok Tree

Anna and Peter, a mother and son from Sweden, visit the Costa Rican rainforest called El Bosque Eterno de los Niños (the BEN) and learn about its unique plants and animals. As they hike to various parts of the forest, Peter is surprised to discover that fundraising that led to the BEN s establishment began 20 years ago through the efforts of a second-grade class in Sweden. One of the children was his mom. Despite the amount of information conveyed in the narrative and conversations, the story doesn t seem contrived. Small cartoons of the people appear at the bottom corners of the large, colorful illustrations of various animals and forest landscapes. The central pictures are big enough for group sharing. Older readers can find out more about the individual plants and animals in the paragraphs contained in sidebars. A two-page explanation of the origins of the Children s Eternal Rainforest and photos of the area appear after the main text. Those who want to know more about the BEN s ecology and origins can find lots of photos and information in Dorothy Hinshaw Patent s Children Save the Rain Forest (Dutton, 1996). Pratt-Serafini s book serves as a good introduction to the BEN itself and to children s con-servation efforts. --School Library Journal, Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato

From School Library Journal:

Grade 2–6—Anna and Peter, a mother and son from Sweden, visit the Costa Rican rainforest called El Bosque Eterno de los Niños (the BEN) and learn about its unique plants and animals. As they hike to various parts of the forest, Peter is surprised to discover that fundraising that led to the BEN's establishment began 20 years ago through the efforts of a second-grade class in Sweden. One of the children was his mom. Despite the amount of information conveyed in the narrative and conversations, the story doesn't seem contrived. Small cartoons of the people appear at the bottom corners of the large, colorful illustrations of various animals and forest landscapes. The central pictures are big enough for group sharing. Older readers can find out more about the individual plants and animals in the paragraphs contained in sidebars. A two-page explanation of the origins of the Children's Eternal Rainforest and photos of the area appear after the main text. Those who want to know more about the BEN's ecology and origins can find lots of photos and information in Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's Children Save the Rain Forest (Dutton, 1996). Pratt-Serafini's book serves as a good introduction to the BEN itself and to children's conservation efforts.—Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University, Mankato
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