Imagine climbing your favorite tree, speckled in sunlight and shadows, then changing...into a mighty spotted cat in a faraway rain forest. You are a jaguar hidden in a world of green. Giant trees stretch upward, where flowers bloom, birds soar, and butterflies glide above your reach.
Jaguar in the Rain Forest invites you into the lush, tropical world of one of the most magnificent hunters on earth. Be a jaguar just for a day- prowling the forest floor; crossing a flowing river in search of prey; filling the darkness with your deep, grunting call; then, silent and deadly, stalking a creature that never knows you are there.
In this dramatic addition to the Just for a Day series, award-winning author Joanne Ryder and nature artist Michael Rothman once again imagine the life of a wild animal in its own natural world. Meticulously researched and marvelously evocative, their book invites you to live among the creatures of the rain forest- just for a day.
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Joanne Ryder has always loved pandas, starting with the very first small panda toy she had as a child. She has continued to be fascinatd by these rare and wonderful animals throughout her career as a writer. She is the award-winning author of numerous picture books, including A Pair of Polar Bears: Twin Cubs Find a Home at the San Diego Zoo; Little Panda: The World Welcomes Hua Mei at the San Diego Zoo; My Mother's Voice; My Father's Hands; Big Bear Ball; and Wild Birds. She lives in Pacific Grove, California, with her husband, Laurence Yep, who is also an author.
Michael Rothman, the illustrator of the Just for a Day series, joined two New York Botanical Gardens research expeditions to French Guiana in 1989 and 1993. There, in one of the least logged rain forests in the world, he climbed high into the canopy and developed ideas for many of the images of rain forest life reproduced in this book. Mr. Rothman's illustrations for science publications and for such children's books as Inside the Amazing Amazon, by Don Lessem, display his commitment to these fragile ecosystems.
Mr. Rothman lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-3?"Imagine you are climbing a ragged tree trunk hand over hand. You are speckled in sunlight that warms and changes you until...you are a jaguar." So begins this engaging picture book in which readers experience the sights and sounds of the rainforest through the eyes of the animal. They observe as he lounges by day, watching the activities of the spider monkeys and birds in the canopy, and hunts by night in successful pursuit of an armadillo. Rothman vividly captures the images of the rainforest in French Guiana. The lyrical text placed on full-page richly colored pictures makes this an excellent book for reading aloud and for group discussion.?Helen Rosenberg, Chicago Public Library, IL
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110688129900
Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Michael Rothman (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0688129900