Provides information on the rainforest flower that smells of rotten meat to attract the flies that pollinate it, and other ways plants and animals rely on each other. There is information on the valuable resources that the rain forests hold, from the coca beans that make chocolate, to the medicinal plant that is helping to treat leukaemia. The text also looks at threats to rainforest trees and plants and what can be done to help. It is one of a series which introduces the rain forest to children who are just starting to read on their own. Each title looks at popular topics studied in schools (for example, transport, resources and environomental threats) as well as topics that should keep the attention of young readers. Each title ends with an activity, which brings the rainforest into the young reader's own experience.
Saviour Pirotta is the best-selling author of over a hundred children's books, ranging from novelty titles to short novels. He is mostly known for his vivid adaptations of world myths and legends.
Originally from the small island of Malta, Saviour eimgrated to the UK in the early 1980s and has lived in London, Brighton and West Yorkshire. His retelling of Firebird, illustrated by Catherine Hyde and published by Templar in the UK and US was awarded an Aesop Accolade by the American Folklore Society in 2010.
Saviour lives in the historical village of Saltaire, a World Heritage Site in West Yorkshire. Visit his website at http://www.spirotta.com and follow his blog at http://pirottablog.com