A bright and lively introduction to a fascinating habitat and a host of incredible animals.
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Make a glossary to teach people about some of the technical words used in the book.
- Make a new page for the book about a different animal. Could you make a class book using everyone’s pages?
- Write a diary entry from the point of view of Rabbit, Mouse and Bird, telling people about their exploration.
- Make a list of the rhyming words in the book and try to find some more words that rhyme with them.
- Count the creatures shown in the illustrations. Can you think of some Maths questions to ask others about them?
- Make a list of all of the animals mentioned in the story. How are they similar / different? Could you write a report about one / some of them?
- Write a few more sentences about each of the animals described in the book.
- Think about how each animal is adapted to living in this habitat.
- Try to create some pictures of rainforest animals using art software.
- Make a model of one of the creatures mentioned in the story or included in the ‘Did You Spot…’ section at the back of the book.
- Use the illustrations in the book as inspiration for your own pictures of rainforest animals.
- Rabbit, Mouse and Bird took some photos as they explored the rainforest. Can you paint a picture to show what these photos might look like?
- Try to find South America on a map. Can you find a forest that this story might be set in?
- Imagine that you were going on a trek to a rainforest. What would you take with you?
- Draw a map to show the route that the animals took on their romp around the rainforest.