Barefoot Books – We’re Roaming in the Rainforest (Picture Book)
A trio of children embark on a daylong trek through the rainforest, discovering all sorts of exotic creatures in their natural habitats. The charming, rhyming text highlights an action verb for each creature, from chattering monkeys to crouching jaguars. The story is enhanced by nine pages of educational endnotes, including information about the Amazon, the creatures featured in the story, the peoples of the rainforest, and a full-page, full-colour map of South America.
Paperback: 40 pages
Dimensions: 24.8 x 0.6 x 24.1 cm
Written by: Laurie Krebs
Illustrated by: Anne Wilson
About the author:
Laurie Krebs, an infant school teacher for twenty years, is drawn to projects that combine her love of children’s literature with her love of travelling to distant places. After a visit to Africa, Laurie wrote the original version of We All Went on Safari as a way of introducing the world of Tanzania to her students and grandchildren. Laurie has written many books for Barefoot, which have received the highest critical acclaim. She has four children and five grandsons, and lives in Virginia, USA with her husband, Bill. Anne Wilson has an MA in Illustration from St. Martin’s College of Art, London. She has been illustrating children’s books for several years, and this is her first project with Barefoot Books. She gains much of her inspiration and use of colour from her travels. Anne lives in Reading, England and has two children.