Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-58469-091-7 The author and illustrator provide pages with tips about extended activities that include actions fro each animal, discussion about the layers of the rainforest, and counting lessons. They do so with a great deal of subtlety, though, so you wouldn’t necessarily notice the first few reads. Using the well-know rhyme “Over in the Meadow,” this book creates a world of rainforest animals and their young. Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme has deservedly won several awards, including the iParenting Media Award. Once again as in the authors previous book, “Over in the Ocean,” number 10 is the father taking care of the children. The number of jungle animals grows on each page in a subtle counting exercise. Updated: Feb 22, 2018. pptx, 162 KB. Illustrator Jeanette Canyon once more provides striking relief sculptures with polymer clay. Four leaf cutter ants scurry. “Polymer clay,” says Canyon, “is a wonderful, friendly, pliable and colorful media for both children and adults to work with. This item cannot be shipped to your selected delivery location. Where the trees greet the sun. Back. Having adapted that old song “Over In the Meadow” to different locales, Berkes takes a tried and true format and simply fills it to overflowing with a vast array of rainforest creatures. A rhyming story with gorgeous collages takes you into the tropical rainforest. Therefore, the book not only contains factual scientific information but weaves that material into a poetic text that is fun to read and reinforces counting too. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. — Children Of the Earth (childrenoftheearth.com) (April 2008). Like its predecessor, Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef, this book follows the rhyming pattern of the popular nineteenth century song “Over in the Meadow” by Olive A. Wadsworth to describe various jungle animal parents, their babies, and what they do. This rainforest is teeming with monkeys that hoot, ocelots that pounce, parrots that squawk and boas that squeeze! Something went wrong. And viewers went wild on Twitter as they played a … Over in the Jungle is a look at the rainforest and the unique animals that call it home. ppt, 222 KB. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Another variation on the familiar song, this one enumerates some of the unusual fauna of the rain forest. Sing, clap, and count your way among enchanting rainforest animals to the rhythm of the whimsical favourite, ""Over in the Meadow."" Berkes describes the different layers of the rainforest and its importance to our global ecology, and suggests movement activities for children to act out the rhyme. Readers will almost be as awestruck by the cadence and artwork in this book as they would be by the actual rainforest. This rainforest is teeming with monkeys that hoot, ocelots that pounce, parrots that squawk and boas that squeeze! Three parrots go squawking as they fly away. The rhyming, counting text is illustrated in dramatic relief art sculpted from polymer clay, which is photographed after being affixed to the page. In 1894, Rudyard Kipling wrote his very famous story called 'The Jungle Book.' Instead, the adaptation is smooth and seamless, the facts at the back of the book quickly correcting any misunderstandings. / ‘We flit,’ said the two. Walking_through_the_Jungle. — Ohioana Quarterly – Meredith Wilkie (Fall 2008). After the colorful clay is rolled, sliced and diced, it is carefully placed together.