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Common Core Connections
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Describe how the passage of time is shown throughout this book.
  • Key Ideas and Details: Explain the similarities and differences between diurnal and nocturnal animals in the rain forest.
  • Key Ideas and Details: Name three things that all animals in the rain forest need to survive.
  • Key Ideas and Details: Name three diurnal predators in the rain forest and their prey. Then name three nocturnal predators and their prey.
  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • 3–LS2-3. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.
  • 3-LS4-2. Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
  • 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
  • Children's Projects

    Make an animal classification chart. Divide a sheet of paper into five columns and label sections for fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. List animals in this book in each of the categories.

    Animal dioramas, mobiles or collages. Choose a theme such as night or day and create a scene inside a shoebox drawing pictures of animals from this book. Or, glue pictures of animals to heavy paper, cut them out, and hang them from a wooden dowel to make a mobile. Or, glue pictures of animals onto a large piece of paper to make a collage.

    Make paper plate masks of rain forest animals.

    Draw with chalk on black paper to create pictures of rain forest animals at night.

      Toucan Coloring Page A toucan's call can be heard 3 miles away. Here is a coloring page of toucans you can download.

      Click HERE for a printable picture.

      Jaguar Coloring Page The jaguar is the largest rainforest predator. Here is a coloring page of a jaguar you can download.

      Click HERE for a printable picture.

    Other Books by Caroline Arnold in the Caroline Arnold's Habitats series
  • A Day and Night in the Desert
  • A Day and Night on the Prairie
  • A Day and Night in the Forest
  • Reviews
    Angela Leeper, Booklist, April 1, 2015

    Habitats don't just shut down when the sun sets. In Caroline Arnold's Habitats series, the prolific author shows that life in the rain forest revolves around a 24-hour cycle. At 6:00 a.m., the toucans call Cricka, cricka! and begin a busy day hunting for food. Throughout the day, animals ranging from the emerald tree boa to the sloth join in the search. As the sun goes down, these animals look for safe places to sleep, while the nocturnal armadillo, jaguar, and tarantula awaken to look for their food. Accented by attractive cut paper illustrations, the text not only recounts the animals' eating habits but also their physical characteristics, adaptations, movement, and defenses as well. Extensive back matter includes a description of a tropical rain forest, a map of rain forests around the world, and fun facts.

    The Horn Book Guide, January 1, 2015

    Double-page spreads feature vibrantly colored collage animals (not to scale) against appropriately colored backgrounds (browns for Desert; greens for Rain Forest). The engaging text describes animal behavior and survival mechanisms. A description of each habitat, a world map, "Fun Facts," and two Common Core-aligned critical-thinking exercises are appended. Reading list. Glos., ind. Review covers these Caroline Arnold's Habitats titles: A Day and Night in the Desert and A Day and Night in the Rain Forest.

    School Library Connection (formerly Library Media Connection), January 16, 2016

    Colorful large cut paper illustrations of animals in their environments fill the pages of this series. The series, geared to early grade readers, describes in a story-like narrative the habitat and its inhabitants. Each spread is about a different hour of the day, a 24-hour cycle. Each time period presents what the animals, diurnal or nocturnal, are doing: waking up, singing, hunting, napping, burrowing, gathering food, interacting, or escaping a predator. There is very brief text on some pages with additional information about the animals; their weight, size, eating habits, and more. A world map showing the location of these different biomes is displayed, and so are fun facts and critical thinking using the Common Core. Glossary. Websites. Index. Recommended Reviewer: Madeleine Zember, Librarian and Special Education Teacher, Midway Jewish Center, Syosset, New York

    Children's Literature

    Noisy rain forest animals awaken and send forth their calls in this book formatted to cover activity in one 24 hour day. Early risers include colorful large-beaked toucans that can be heard up to a half mile away and howler monkeys that send forth calls reaching three miles away. Toucans search for fruits and howler monkeys scout out leaves. There are scaly iguanas, tree boas in the rain forest and also coatis that have long ringed tails for climbing. In the rain forest bright colored poisonous frogs warn others with their colors. More than 1,000 kinds of the frogs live along the Amazon. Lazy forest sloths are protected by their slowness. Eagles, armadillos, ocelots, bats, and owl monkeys roam the forest in the afternoon and evening. Tapirs and tarantulas and jaguars are nocturnal, or night, forest creatures. So are anacondas and capybaras. When night moves on the toucans again awaken to start their morning routine. All of the animals in the rain forest find whatever they need to eat and drink and where they can sleep. Short text on each page offers much information. Fact boxes hold additional facts and illustrations of cup paper enhance the text. Pages about what a tropical rain forest is and a where forests are follow the main text. Ideas for critical thinking, more fun facts, a glossary, and resources are included. This book is from the "Caroline Arnold" series. All books in the series are well-researched and of high interest to young readers. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury; Ages 5 to 8.