Once Upon a Jungle
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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Laura Knowles ; Illustrations by James Boast
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 5
Age range upper: 8
Specs: full color throughout, includes double gatefold
Pages: 32
Trim Size: 9 1/4" X 11 1/2" X 3/8"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20170815
Copyright Year: 2017
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Once Upon a Jungle

A colorful jungle of animals depicts the circle of life.

Enter the jungle with this striking book that animates the food chain through saturated color illustrations and simple poetic language. Children will learn how the circle of life fuels the jungle ecosystem, supporting life up the food chain only to start again literally at ground level. Young readers will enjoy exploring the illustrations for the many animals hiding between and under the leaves and flowers and in the treetops.

The book closes with an expansive gatefold showing all of the animals from the previous pages, and many more, all hiding and waiting to be spotted. Text entitled "Living World" explains the circle of life and the ecological link between animals, earth, air, water, and all that supports the world we live in.

Once Upon a Jungle's atmospheric illustrations, large text, and double gatefold will make this a surefire hit with children, especially early readers and for story time.


Laura Knowles has a background in children's publishing and is the author of It Starts with a Seed. Her love of natural history, words and art have drawn her to work on books about animals and nature.

James Boast is a freelance illustrator based in London UK. His clients have included the Guardian, the New York Times, and Monocle Magazine.

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