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CELESTE AND REGINE IN THE RAIN FOREST

Author: Frances Gilbert

Illustrator: Sarah Frances

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Publisher: Greene Bark Press,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Two tree frogs play in the rain forest happily. One day they discover what people know to be heavy machinery tearing down trees and destroying their home. They help save the rain forest by conveying their story to an author who writes about the destruction and raises awareness. This is a picture book about the need to conserve the rain forest.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 10

Interest Level: 4 to 10

Age of Child: Read with 3-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: Our child enjoyed the story and wanted to hear it again. S/He wanted to know which tree frog was named Celeste and which was named Regine.

Adult Reader Reaction: Very nice color pencil illustrations. This book has a nice message, but does not do a very good job of conveying it The language is lovely, but it is difficult to make sense of it. The characters are given names, but are not developed.

Pros: The illustrations of the animals and descriptive language make this an attractive book for young listeners.

Cons: The story gets boring quickly, with no character development.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow this book from the library. It is particularly suited to children with with good attention-spans.

If You Liked This Book, Try: ADVENTURES OF RILEY: MISSION TO MADAGASCAR (Riley's World Series®)   PEEPER THE KINKAJOU   SAVING THE RAIN FOREST WITH CAMMIE AND COOPER

Educational Themes: This is a good book for teaching rain forest animals.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal characters, nature, geography

Date(s) Reviewed: October 2005

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