Come explore the rain forest! The Scholastic Science Readers series was created especially to bring exciting nonfiction to beginning readers. Illustrated with full-color photographs. Young readers can take a journey through the rain forest and discover the wide variety of plants, insects, animals and people that inhabit these tropical areas. From the weather to the "layers" of the forest, and from praying mantises to howler monkeys, kids will see how the plants and creatures work together to maintain life in this amazing ecosystem. They will also learn how people can upset the balance of life in the rain forests, endangering their future.