This inspired look at what the Kapok tree means to the creatures that live in it--and what rain forests mean to the world's ecology--was at the forefront of the ecological movement ten years ago and continues to resonate profoundly with children everywhere.
Here, Cherry offers lovingly rendered double spreads depicting the flora and fauna surrounding (and living in) this tree that reaches up to the forest canopy as well as simply stated reasons for preserving the forest. The message is delivered by animals of the forest to a sleeping woodsman whose task of cutting down the tree has been interrupted by a nap - a device that makes the plea more poignant but which is based on the unlikely assumption that the threat to the forest would come from a single man with an ax. Endpaper world maps contrast the rain forest's present and original ex. tent. An attractive environmental brief. (Kirkus Reviews)
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
For Grades: 1 - 2
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: 6th March 2000
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.8 x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.2