Title: How Monkeys Make Chocolate: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Rainforest
Author: Adrian Forsyth
Publisher: Maple Tree Press
The title of this book and its contents are fascinating. It draw kids who may not be avid readers into the world of the rainforest. Who wouldn't want to know the answer to this question, which will surprise and impress kids who love the environment, nature and science. As they read, they will discover interesting, cool and crazy facts about the world's rainforests and how they touch us in our daily lives.
To kids who live in North America, the rainforests of the world are exotic, faraway places. However, we have a close connection to them. Many of the things we use each day have ingredients that are derived from rainforest resources.
Adrian Forsyth takes kids on a journey deep within a rainforest. She explains how the monkeys in Peru make chocolate and other interesting facts, such as Why Cherries are Red? The photographs in the book are colorful and interesting. Kids will be better able to relate to the lives of those who live in the rainforests of the world.
How Monkeys Make Chocolate: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Rainforest is an awesome book for kids 9 to 12 who love discovering facts about the world that they live in. Be sure to pick up a copy to place under the Christmas tree for the science and nature lover in your household. You also might want to pick up an extra copy to donate to a Christmas basket organization. This will allow a child who is less fortunate to receive a gift that will give hours of reading and learning pleasure. Enjoy!