Kids Book of The Week:
Yara lives with her Mama in the lush Amazon jungle. She wants to rescue her beloved but increasingly besieged rainforest home. When Yara falls gravely ill, the forest returns the love and saves Yara’s life.
“A story with a good ecological message and vibrant paintings…” – Kirkus Reviews
* 2019 Literary Titans Gold Award Winner.
* 2019 Readers’ Favorite Silver Award Winner.
Lyrical and stunningly illustrated with full-page watercolors, this is the first volume in Yossi Lapid and Joanna Pasek newly published Yara’s Rainforest series, showing children how all living things on our beautiful planet depend on one another.
On the bank of the river, in a house made of wood,
Close to the place where the scared seedling stood,
A hard-working mother and her kindhearted child,
Lived freely together, eating food from the wild.
Yara hugged Mama and went off to the woods
For mushrooms and berries and other such goods.
But something strange happened: A parrot named Chant,
Led her down a small path to the terrified plant.
“This is a truly wonderful story with absolutely remarkable artwork… It hits all the marks that an educator or parents would want!”Briar’s Reviews (5-star review)