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The Rainforest Grew All Around Review by Lisa Barthuly

By Susan K. Mitchell
Illustrated by Connie McLennan
Sylvan Dell Publishing
976 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Suite 3
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

The Rainforest Grew All Around is a very colorful, imaginative hardcover from Sylvan Dell Publishing. The story teaches about the circle of life in the rain forest and the creation that lives there. It is an adaptation of the song "The Green Grass Grew All Around." Very educational, fun story!

This lovely hardcover book comes with a dust jacket and has 32 pages. The illustrations are gorgeous. Each page offers further information about the creatures mentioned in the story/song. Sylvan Dell has quite the knack for publishing great books that are fun for young ones but very educational too! This is an "evolution-free" book, but there is no mention of the Creator either.

The "For Creative Minds" section at the back of the book gives even more facts on the animals in the story and the rain forest, and it even provides a recipe for "Rainforest Cookies"! Of course, as with all Sylvan Dell books, you can get even more information and fun facts by going to the Sylvan Dell website at

Product review by Lisa Barthuly, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, May 2007