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The Rainforest Grew All Around [Paperback]

Susan K. Mitchell , Connie McLennan
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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Arbordale Publishing (20 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977742385
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977742387
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 21.7 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,070 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Rainforest Grew All Around Imaginations will soar from the forest floor, up through the canopy and back down again, following the circle of life. The jungle comes alive as children learn about the creatures lurking in the lush Amazon rainforest in this clever adaptation of the song "The Green Grass Grew All Around." All Sylvan Dell titles feature free educational resources at SylvanDellPublishing, including the "For... Full description

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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book.I 5 Jun 2014
It is a simple but colourful book and a lovely introduction tothe rain forest. It was a great touch having the recipe at the end although I had to swat up on American measurements.
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5.0 out of 5 stars rainforest grew all around 2 Aug 2013
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I love the book it was delivered quickly and I used it lots with my class to read find out things and we enjoyed the cookery recipe thank you
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautfiul book 15 Sep 2012
By elfreda
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My class loved this book - utterly beautiful. Well written and very evocative. Great book to read aloud and to display to your class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A luscious learning book! 23 May 2007
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The Rainforest Grew All Around

Yum, a rainforest cookie recipe, informative sidebars, and luscious illustrations, make this lovely book a keeper! The text by author Susan K. Mitchell is a cumulative rhyme that takes the reader through life in the rainforest from giant trees to tiny insects and frogs. It highlights both plants and animals.

Connie McLennan's illustrations are both rich and informative. Children will enjoy the variations of subject and texture in the paintings, perhaps discovering small plants and insects not mentioned in the text. The book is a marvelous blend of text and illustration. Besides the recipe there are two matching games at the back. The verse is adapted from the old English cumulative folk song, "The Tree In The Wood." Children ages 3 to 7 will delight in this book, which will be enjoyed for years to come in both home and classroom libraries.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful images in words and illustrations 1 May 2007
By Armchair Interviews - Published on
Sylvan Dell Publishing has provided yet another great educational tool with The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K. Mitchell, illustrated by Connie McLennan. The main text of this colorful children's book tells the cycle of creation of a rainforest, from seed to seed. This part of the story is meant to be sung to the tune of "The Green Grass Grows All Around." Colorful illustrations of different aspects of rainforest life highlight each verse. In addition, the main text is bordered with sidebars full of more in-depth information about the rainforest features each verse introduces.

As in all Sylvan Dell books, the story is followed up with engaging activities. There are several matching games, thoughtful questions, and a recipe for Rainforest Cookies. The activity pages can be downloaded from the Sylvan Dell website for easy use. The Rainforest Grew All Around can be a springboard for discussion with children about other life cycles and ecosystems, as it will inevitably pique their interest.

The author, Susan K. Mitchell, is a preschool teacher inspired to write the story by her class's reaction to the "Green Grass" song. She is the author of Stone Pizza, a modern take on the Stone Soup tale and Kersplatypus, a future Sylvan Dell release.

Connie McLennan created the beautiful illustrations in the picture book, and has illustrated various other Sylvan Dell releases, including Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean and Octavia and Her Purple Ink Cloud.

Armchair Interviews says: Colorful and engaging--intended for children ages four to eight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic rainforest version of a classic song 30 Dec 2013
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The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K Mitchell and Illustrated by Connie McLennan is a rewrite of the classic cumulative song The Green Grass Grew All Around using animals and plants from the rainforest.

This is a terrific version of the song and the text sings well. The pictures are lush and exciting and there's also more information which can be read by students who are reading the book independently. My students enjoy this book.

I recommend this book for kids 5-9
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read aloud book 1 Nov 2013
By Margaret H. Ladd - Published on
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Young ones will love the rhyming and repetition in this book...."and the rainforest grew all around, all around." My 5 and 6 year old grandsons love this book. They pick it out of their book selves for me to share with them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Song Within a Book 21 July 2013
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Be prepared to sing while you read this beautiful book. Kids will catch on quickly to the lyrics and learn a valuable lesson about the rainforest too!
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