Reviewed by Jimmy C. (age 8)
I think The Great Kapok Tree is an inspiring book because it tells you about the importance of the rain forest. My favorite part is when the boa constrictor slithers down to talk to the sleeping man. He tells the man, “Senhor, do not chop down the tree because my ancestors live here.” That shows how important the tree is to generations of animals. My favorite illustration is when the birds come down from the canopy because they are all beautiful. In the picture all the birds are pretty and different colors. My favorite character is the three-toed-sloth because it was funny. She was, “plodding ever so slowly” to the man. She had started making her way down from the canopy when the man first appeared.
I would recommend this book to first through fifth graders. I would also recommend it to people who like animals and the amazing rain forest. The rain forest produces 20% of the Earth’s oxygen so if you an interest in saving the Earth and the people in it, you will like this book.