Authors: Yossi Lapid & Joanna Pasek
Genre: Children & Middle Grade
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Yara loves her beautiful rainforest! Will she be able to save it?
Yara lives with her Mama in the lush Amazon jungle. She wants to rescue her beloved but increasingly besieged rainforest home. When Yara falls gravely ill, the forest returns the love and saves Yara’s life.
“A story with a good ecological message and vibrant paintings…” – Kirkus Reviews
* 2019 Literary Titans Gold Award Winner.
* 2019 Readers’ Favorite Silver Award Winner.
Lyrical and stunningly illustrated with full-page watercolors, this is the first volume in Yossi Lapid and Joanna Pasek newly published Yara’s Rainforest series, showing children how all living things on our beautiful planet depend on one another.
On the bank of the river, in a house made of wood,
Close to the place where the scared seedling stood,
A hard-working mother and her kindhearted child,
Lived freely together, eating food from the wild.
Yara hugged Mama and went off to the woods
For mushrooms and berries and other such goods.
But something strange happened: A parrot named Chant,
Led her down a small path to the terrified plant.
This timely rhyming picture book will educate and delight children and parents alike. It is ideal for beginner readers and it will make bedtime fun for toddlers, preschoolers, and even older kids. It makes a great gift, and it belongs in any picture book collection.
Click here to pick up your copy of Yara’s Tawari Tree in the Amazon Kindle store.
About the Author:
Yossi Lapid was born in a small town in Romania where toy stores were absent, but stories and snowmen were abundant. In 2016, he launched an award-winning children’s book series titled “Snowman Paul”. In July 2019, he launched a new book series titled “Yara’s Rainforest” which teaches children that all living things on our beautiful planet depend on one another. Lapid holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has three children and lives with his wife Susan and a little dog named Sasha in New Mexico.
You can visit Yossi’s Amazon author page if you click here.
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