Spring '20

Looking Into the Rain Forest

From the Set Looking at Layers

Explore the rain forest's layers from the airy branches of the emergent layer to the dense underbrush of the forest floor. Learn about the animals that dwell there, the different plant life that thrives, and more. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
$28.50 $19.95
$28.50 $19.95
  • Rain Forests Have Layers
  • The Emergent Layer
  • The Canopy
  • The Understory
  • The Forest Floor
  • Fast Facts
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 577.34
Lexile 590
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level P
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503835214, 9781503837225
Copyright 2020, 2020
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8
Graphics Full-color photographs

A noteworthy review of Looking at Layers from Children's Bookwatch on May 1, 2020

‘Looking at Layers’ is a new eight volume set of science books ($159.60 S&L) for young readers ages 7-10. This outstanding set is comprised of: Looking Inside Earth; Looking Inside The Human Body; Looking Into Caves; Looking Into Soil; Looking Into The Grand Canyon; Looking Into The Atmosphere; Looking Into The Ocean; Looking Into The Rain Forest. Each 24 page volume features a table of contents, captioned illustrations, sidebars, a glossary, a fast facts section, sources for further research, and thematically appropriate web sites. Highly recommended for elementary school, middle school, and community Library Science collections for young readers, it should be noted that each volume is also readily available individually ($19.95 each).

A noteworthy review of Looking at Layers from School Library Journal on April 1, 2020

As readers would expect, each title in this series features diagrams to show the various layers being discussed. Images of rock formations in the Grand Canyon or plants and animals from the layers of the rain forest add more details to the descriptions. Looking Inside the Human Body relies heavily on artistic illustrations of the various body systems, rather than the more captivating photos found in the rest of the series. All the titles work through the layers in a logical order that makes the text easy to follow (starting at the ocean surface and working down, or at ground level and working up through the atmosphere). A ‘Fast Facts’ section at the end of each title provides a synopsis of the main details for quick reference or review. Sidebars highlight related topics such as deep ocean vents or soil sciences. VERDICT A good purchase to update related topics.

Author: Emma Huddleston

Emma Huddleston lives in Minnesota with her husband. She enjoys writing children's books, but she likes reading novels even more. When she is not writing or reading, she likes to stay active by running, hiking, or swing dancing.