100 Facts - Rainforests by Miles Kelly
100 Facts Rainforests is bursting with amazing images, great activities and exactly 100 awesome facts. Children will learn everything they need to know about the precious jungles on our planet.
100 Facts Rainforests covers key topics about this unique wildlife habitat in concise numbered facts. Information is accompanied by amazing illustrations and photographs that put unbelievable facts into context for young learners. This spectacular rainforest book for kids covers physical features, unique animals and jungle locations around the world.
Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Rainforests:
- The different layers of rainforest and what tropical plants and creatures lurk there
- How much rain actually falls every year and how to survive in the jungle
- Natural treasures and stopping deforestation
Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:
- The rainforest hummingbird is the world's smallest bird, with a body length of just 57 millimetres and a wingspan of only 65 millimetres.
- Chewing gum comes from trees! It starts off as a sticky goo that is collected from chicle trees. It is the boiled, and flavours, such as mint or fruit are added.
- Orang-utans are close to extinction because their forests are becoming palm plantations. Palm oil is used in food and as fuel. It's expected that orang-utans will be gone from the wild in less than ten years.
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:
- Measure 3 metres on the floor and see if you can take one minute to walk that far without stopping - this is as slow as a three-toed sloth moves!
- Quiz question: What is the equator?
- Use the Internet or a book to find out how the leaf moth uses camouflage
Author: Camilla de la Bedoyere
Consultant: Barbara Taylor
Dimensions: 9 X 12
Format: Paperback with holographic foil