Rainforests. Jaguars. Anacondas. The Amazon. Fun stuff.
I had a book on rainforests when I was little, so I already knew the basic facts presented in Rainforest Secrets. Still, there were a few new ones that I found interesting.
The illustration style is interesting – it has a sweet / fluffy look to it, but does not exhibit an attention to perspective or dimension. It is more sketchy / approximate than clear / exact.
On pages 25-27, Mr. Dorros laments the sad destruction of the rainforests. He doesn’t exactly call it evil, but he explains the ill effects in sad tones. He also says that “some scientists think that destroying the rain forests will make the whole earth’s climate warmer. The warming is called the greenhouse effect.”
On one page, Mr. Dorros says, “Ferns and palms that look like they could be from the age of the dinosaurs reach for light. Rain forests were around in the time of the dinosaurs.” [pg. 21] He also comments, “Rain forests have taken millions of years to become what they are.” [pg. 27]
Conclusion. Excluding the little glitch right at the end, a very good resource.
Review © 2013 Laura Verret