JUNGLE DRUM by Deanna Wundrow

JUNGLE DRUM

Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

All the jungle’s a stage for the resounding chittering, chattering, chirping, and croaking sounds of the rainforest creatures. “The jungle drum talks . . . Ba-da doom. Ba-da doom doom.” An unseen drum determines the rhythm of the jungle, spreading a hush through the trees and across the water as the animals stop to listen. As the drum goes silent, mosquito, tree frog, wild boar, and jaguar spring to life. Insects are in concert with parrots; the monkeys join the recital until the whole jungle, from canopy to forest floor, is ringing. Hand-painted paper collages lend dimensionality to every forest creature, plant, and tree, alternately concealing and revealing animals, and offering vibrant surprises; these jungle murals buzz with color and texture in an animated and expressive work. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-7613-1270-6
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Millbrook
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1999




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