Jillian Powell - Rainforests - Hachette Children's Group

Rainforests

By Jillian Powell

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

Designed to get kids thinking - and making! Key topics are explored through a mixture of facts and crafts.

What is a rainforest? Do you know the difference between a tropical rainforest and a temperate rainforest? Explore the amazing variety of plants and animals that call rainforests around the world home and find out how they are adapted to survive there. From giant trees and carnivorous plants to monkeys, birds, frogs and minibeasts. Discover why we need to protect these rich habitats from deforestation and why they are called the 'lungs of the world'.

Part of the series Discover Through Craft. Six books that explore key curriculum topics for children aged 7-9.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781445131016
  • Publication date: 28 Aug 2014
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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