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The Great Kapok Tree

by Lynne Cherry

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The many different animals that live in a great kapok tree in the Brazilian rainforest try to convince a man with an ax of the importance of not cutting down their home.

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From the back cover: "In the Amazon rain forest, a man is chopping down a great Kapok tree. Exhausted from his labors, he puts down his ax and rests. As he sleeps, the animals who live in the tree plead with him not to destroy their world."
  St-Johns-Episcopal | Mar 24, 2022 |
Protection of the tropical jungle. Includes map that shows them around the world.
A man tries to cut a great Kapok tree but the animals that live under its protection convince him not to destroy it. The story introduces varied Amazon rain forest animals.
  Lou_Sanz | Jun 23, 2020 |
ISBN 9780152005207
  MundoVerdePCS | Sep 1, 2019 |
One day, a man exhausts himself trying to chop down a giant kapok tree. While he sleeps, the forest’s residents, including a child from the Yanomamo tribe, whisper in his ear about the importance of trees and how "all living things depend on one another" . . . and it works.
  wichitafriendsschool | Aug 27, 2019 |
This is a great read aloud to make text to world connections with young readers. It teaches the importance of trees, rain forests, and the animals that live there. This story begins with a man starting to chop down a tree, but he soon grows tired and falls asleep. One by one, the animals that live in this great kapok tree visit the man while he sleeps and whisper in his ear reasons to leave the tree as it is. When he awakens, he sees all of the beautiful animals and forestry around him and decides to drop his axe and leave the rain forest. The pictures are almost life-like in this story about teaching the importance of our rain forests and environment. ( )
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This book is dedicated to the memory of Chico Mendes, who gave his life in order to preserve a part of the rain forest.
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