¡olinguito, de la A A La Z! Descubriendo El Bosque Nublado / Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest (Hardcover)
Children's Book Press (CA), 9780892393275, 40pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2016
Using the framework of the Spanish alphabet, this bilingual nonfiction book introduces readers to a cloud forest in the Andes; the plants, animals, and other organisms found there; and the newly-identified olinguito, a South American mammal.
Alto, all arriba en los Andes brilla un bosque bordado de bromelias...
High up in the Andes blooms a brilliant forest embroidered with bromeliads . . .
With lyrical text in both Spanish and English, we travel to the magical world of a cloud forest in the Andes of Ecuador. We discover the bounty of plants, animals, and other organisms that live there as we help a zoologist look for the elusive olinguito, the first new mammal species identified in the Americas since 1978. Not your usual ABC book, the alphabet is an organizing feature to introduce children to rich vocabulary as they learn about a unique environment.
Thoroughly researched and exquisitely illustrated with colorful, realistic images, the book is a visual delight while it provides a wealth of information. Backmatter includes articles about cloud forests and the discovery of the olinguito in 2013, and an extensive glossary with the scientific names of the species pictured. This is a unique book to treasure on many levels.