Item description for Nature's Green Umbrella (Mulberry books) by Gail Gibbons...
Overview Describes the climatic conditions of the rain forest as well as the different layers of plants and animals that comprise the ecosystem
Publishers Description "A scientifically accurate book which depicts the complex world of rain forests in easily understood text and sumptuous illustrations. The geography, climate and ecology of the rain forest are explained and the illustrations teem with the flora and fauna."--Children's Literature.
Citations And Professional Reviews Nature's Green Umbrella (Mulberry books) by Gail Gibbons has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 334
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 186
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 237
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 10.64" Height: 0.15" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1997
ISBN 0688154115 ISBN13 9780688154110 UPC 046594005953
Availability 0 units.
More About Gail Gibbons
I was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1944. Even as a little child, I was always busy putting books together. Sometimes I would bind them with yarn to hold the pages together. I've always loved drawing and painting. I was also a very curious child. My parents tell me that I was always asking lots and lots of questions.
Later, I went on to the University of Illinois, where I studied graphic design. Then I moved to New York City, where I got a job doing artwork for television shows. Eventually I was asked to do the artwork for a children's show. While doing that show, some of the children asked me if I had ever thought of doing children's books. My mind immediately recalled how much I enjoyed doing that type of thing when I was a child. So I put an idea for a book together and right away a publisher bought it. That book was called Willy and His Wheel Wagon. Since then, over 170 books that I have written and illustrated have been published. The type of books I write are non-fiction books. This is because I love researching so much. I get to ask lots of questions, just like when I was a kid. I also get to travel and meet lots of interesting people. While doing research for my book Nature's Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests, I traveled to two islands where there are tropical rain forests, Saba and Dominica. I also had a great time writing and illustrating the book. I get a lot of pleasure from doing the type of work I do.
Gail Gibbons currently resides in Corinth, in the state of Vermont.
Reviews - What do customers think about Nature's Green Umbrella (Mulberry books)?
Gail should hire an illustrator or a photographer ! Jul 23, 2000
Ms. Gibbons is a WONDERFUL writer. Her drawings, however, are definitely not in the category of her writing. They detract from her books. I am a children's librarian and I have seen time after time that kids will avoid her books because the pictures are so unappealing. This is a shame since the text is usually outstanding. Ms. Gibbons should think about getting an illustrator or a photographer to supply an equivalent to her text. If she were to do this, her books would reach a much greater audience.
An excellent, accurate book Apr 11, 2000
This book can be used as an excellent teaching tool. It provides a great introduction to the rainforests, and is full of facts about animals, medicines, and plants that are found in the rainforests.