Thursday, March 24, 2011


I love a beautiful hardcover book, but my daughter has not yet mastered the concept of  "gentle".  As a result, the jackets on all of her hardcover books have tears of varying sizes.  I've learned my lesson, and now remove the jackets before she gets her little mitts on them.

As a result, I'm very excited that Barefoot Books has created paperback versions of two great books that were previously available only in hardcover, "We're Roaming the Rainforest" and "Up and Down the Andes".

This beautiful book is about three children who embark on a day-long trek through the Amazon rainforest, discovering all sorts of exotic creatures in their natural habitats.  The charming, rhyming text highlights an adjective for each creature.  There are educational endnotes about all of the creatures and the people of the rainforest.  English and Spanish versions of this book are available, and both make wonderful Earth Day presents.

This colorful book takes readers on a lively trip through the Andes of Peru, using rhyming, cadenced text.  There are nine pages of educational endnotes about Peru and its people.  English and Spanish editions of this book are also available.

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