Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae is a fun rhyming adventure through the jungle to learn about the different animals that live there. Chimpanzee, lion, elephant, zebra, snake, giraffe, and so many more animals are all featured in this brightly illustrated book.. I love that the poems actually do teach you something about each animals; they aren’t just silly poems (like Shel Silverstein poems), although, they are humorous educational ones.
From Bear: I like the illustrations because the thick paint leaves paintbrush strokes (mostly in the grass). The gorilla poem is so funny and I like the part where the gorilla wallops his chest. (wallop was a word in the poem).
The great thing is that Totally Tots featured this book as one of their “Once Upon a Book” books and the post has songs and activities to tie in with it. I will surely be trying to find time to fit them into our week for J-jo and maybe trying to come up with companion activities for the next book on my list too. Rumble in the Jungle would be a wonderful book as a tie in for a jungle theme study.
Commotion in the Ocean, also by Giles Andreae, is a similar lively, rollicky rhyming adventure, but through the ocean, with many sea creatures, including the deepest dwellers. This would be a wonderful book to include in an ocean study.
Tiger Tales sent us these titles as bigger-than-average board books. I love that I don’t have to worry about such beautiful books in J-jo’s sometimes grubby and clumsy toddler hands.
Linked to What My Child is Reading.
Disclaimer: I received these books from Tiger Tales in exchange for the review, but the opinion in this post is my own true appreciation of the books..