CAROLINE ARNOLD'S

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Caroline Arnold
Illustrator(s): Caroline Arnold
Publisher: Capstone Press (Capstone Publishing Group)
ISBN-10: 1-4795-6074-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-4795-6074-5
Release Date: January 15, 2015
Category: Nonfiction

A DAY AND NIGHT in the RAIN FOREST

Synopsis:

Are you ready to climb through the day alongside monkeys and coatis? Sneak through the night alongside snakes and jaguars? Come spend a day and night in the Amazon rain forest. The clock is ticking.. Time to look, listen, and learn!

Every day and every night animals are busy in the rain forest. They find food, water and safe places to rest. They have everything they need. A DAY AND NIGHT IN THE RAIN FOREST follows a 24 hour cycle of activity, highlighting the role of each animal in its habitat and how the habitat supports a variety of life. The cut paper art illustrations progress from daylight to darkness to daylight again, visually supporting the progression of activity through the day and night.

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Look for all four titles in the Caroline Arnold’s Habitats series:
A DAY AND NIGHT IN THE RAIN FOREST
A DAY AND NIGHT IN THE DESERT
A DAY AND NIGHT ON THE PRAIRIE
A DAY AND NIGHT IN THE FOREST

You can read the books aloud to a young child or an older child can them alone. Sidebars expand information in the text and back matter includes a map, fun facts, glossary, index, a guide to websites appropriate for the age group and Common Core Connections.

Go to the book pages at my website for fun activities linked to the books.






Are you ready to climb through the day alongside monkeys and coatis? Sneak through the night alongside snakes and jaguars? Come spend a day and night in the Amazon rain forest. The clock is ticking.. Time to look, listen, and learn!

Every day and every night animals are busy in the rain forest. They find food, water and safe places to rest. They have everything they need. A DAY AND NIGHT IN THE RAIN FOREST follows a 24 hour cycle of activity, highlighting the role of each animal in its habitat and how the habitat supports a variety of life. The cut paper art illustrations progress from daylight to darkness to daylight again, visually supporting the progression of activity through the day and night.

Author/Illustrator Caroline Arnold has been writing for children since 1980 and has published more than 150 books.  She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Eureka Award for Nonfiction from the CRA and the California Readers Leo Politi Award for her body of work. Her books are inspired by her travels and her love of animals and the out-of-doors.  She grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, studied art and literature at Grinnell College in Iowa, and received her M.A. in art from the University of Iowa.  Caroline lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the Writer’s Program at UCLA Extension.
email: csarnoldbooks@yahoo.com
Angela Leeper, Booklist, April 1, 2015

Habitats don't just shut down when the sun sets. In Caroline Arnold's Habitats series, the prolific author shows that life in the rain forest revolves around a 24-hour cycle. At 6:00 a.m., the toucans call Cricka, cricka! and begin a busy day hunting for food. Throughout the day, animals ranging from the emerald tree boa to the sloth join in the search. As the sun goes down, these animals look for safe places to sleep, while the nocturnal armadillo, jaguar, and tarantula awaken to look for their food. Accented by attractive cut paper illustrations, the text not only recounts the animals' eating habits but also their physical characteristics, adaptations, movement, and defenses as well. Extensive back matter includes a description of a tropical rain forest, a map of rain forests around the world, and fun facts.

The Horn Book Guide, January 1, 2015
Double-page spreads feature vibrantly colored collage animals (not to scale) against appropriately colored backgrounds (browns for Desert; greens for Rain Forest). The engaging text describes animal behavior and survival mechanisms. A description of each habitat, a world map, "Fun Facts," and two Common Core-aligned critical-thinking exercises are appended. Reading list. Glos., ind. Review covers these Caroline Arnold's Habitats titles: A Day and Night in the Desert and A Day and Night in the Rain Forest.

School Library Connection (formerly Library Media Connection) January2016
Colorful large cut paper illustrations of animals in their environments fill the pages of this series. The series, geared to early grade readers, describes in a story-like narrative the habitat and its inhabitants. Each spread is about a different hour of the day, a 24-hour cycle. Each time period presents what the animals, diurnal or nocturnal, are doing: waking up, singing, hunting, napping, burrowing, gathering food, interacting, or escaping a predator. There is very brief text on some pages with additional information about the animals; their weight, size, eating habits, and more. A world map showing the location of these different biomes is displayed, and so are fun facts and critical thinking using the Common Core. Glossary. Websites. Index. Recommended.
-Madeleine Zember, Librarian and Special Education Teacher, Midway Jewish Center, Syosset, New York

Contest: Win a SIGNED GICLEE PRINT of your favorite rain forest animal in Caroline Arnold’s book A Day and Night in the Forest.

How to enter:

Read A Day and Night in the Rain Forest and send the name of your favorite animal in the book to me at csarnoldbooks@yahoo.com . Be sure to put “Rain Forest Animal” in the subject line of the email.

Entries must be received by December 15, 2015.
All entries will be entered in a raffle. The winner will be notified by email.
SORRY. DEADLINE PASSED. You can find my prints at etsy.com/shop/CarolineArnoldArt


Huntington Beach Author Festival, Huntington Beach, CA, Jan 26, 2016

California School Library Assoc. Conference (CSLA), San Diego, CA, Feb 6, 2016

Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ, March 12-13, 2016

Kern Reading Association Young Author Day, Bakersfield, CA, April 30, 2016

SCBWI National Conference, Los Angeles, CA, July 29-Aug 1, 2016

Look for all four titles in the Caroline Arnold’s Habitats series:
A DAY AND NIGHT IN THE RAIN FOREST
A DAY AND NIGHT IN THE DESERT
A DAY AND NIGHT ON THE PRAIRIE
A DAY AND NIGHT IN THE FOREST

You can read the books aloud to a young child or an older child can them alone. Sidebars expand information in the text and back matter includes a map, fun facts, glossary, index, a guide to websites appropriate for the age group and Common Core Connections.

Go to the book pages at my website for fun activities linked to the books.

  1. Linda Gondosch said on April 7, 2016 at 1:33 pm:

    I love anything about the Amazon rain forest. Best of luck with this excellent book!

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  3. Susanna Reich said on December 3, 2015 at 8:05 am:

    Congrats on the new book, Caroline!

  4. Clara Bowman-Jahn said on December 3, 2015 at 4:34 am:

    I love books like this!

  5. Rebecca Langston-George said on December 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm:

    Lovely book, Caroline!

  6. Patricia Newman said on December 2, 2015 at 12:50 pm:

    I love your work, Caroline. You’re one of my mentors!

  7. Ann Stampler said on December 2, 2015 at 10:05 am:

    This is such a beautifully illustrated, fascinating book! Congratulations!

  8. Gretchen Woelfle said on December 2, 2015 at 9:20 am:

    Wonderful topic, beautiful illustrations!

  9. César López Martínez said on December 1, 2015 at 1:12 pm:

    Congratulations and best wishes for your new book

  10. April Halprin Wayland said on December 1, 2015 at 1:12 pm:

    Fabulous pictures and what a great topic, Caroline!

  11. César López Martínez said on December 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm:

    Good luck with the launch party and the book. Greetings from Spain

  12. Alexis O'Neill said on December 1, 2015 at 10:33 am:

    The vibrnat illustrations and informative text will make this book a surefire winner with young readers!

  13. Melissa Stewart said on December 1, 2015 at 6:00 am:

    Awesome topic. I can’t wait to read this book.

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