The Message of Monteverde / El Mensaje de Monteverde

The Message of Monteverde / El Mensaje de Monteverde : An Adventure to Costa Rica's Cloud Forest / Una Aventura Al Bosque Nuboso de Costa Rica

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This bilingual story and song, written in clever rhyme in both English and Spanish, is about Loli, a very kind girl, who is frustrated trying to please everyone. Suddenly Colibrí, a magical hummingbird comes along to tell her about the Monteverde Cloud Forest in far away Costa Rica, where plants and animals live in harmony. Loli travels by zip line with Colibrí to Monteverde, where she encounters a Resplendent Quetzal, Mr. Blue Jean Frog, Howler Monkeys, Mama Sloth and even a friendly Tarantula, all living symbiotically amidst beautiful flora and fauna. The Message of Monteverde reveals itself as she comes to the end of her journey and Loli realizes that kindness and compassion are what matter most. Fun facts of Costa Rica and musical notation for the song are included. Bright, colorful watercolor paintings illustrate the story, bringing it to life. Within each illustration is hidden a hummingbird, which helps engage the youngest and eldest readers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 3mm | 154g
  • English
  • 0999874446
  • 9780999874448
  • 1,454,441

Review quote

"Leslie Woods and Robin Nelson team up again to share a story of hard work, collaboration and accepting and embracing our differences in their latest story, "The Message of Monteverde". Once again, the magical hummingbird takes Loli on an adventure as he transports her to the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica. Not only do we get to meet many animal friends throughout the story but we see how each one of them has their own special qualities and jobs to do. We realize when we work together and accept one another, we are all happy. I love the messages that Ms. Woods shares with her stories: acceptance, taking a leap of faith, caring for our world and also one another. Her positive messages are good reminders for all of her readers. Her bilingual stories and catchy songs are fun for everyone. Kids and adults cannot help but sing along. Ms. Nelson paints beautiful pictures that bring the stories to life. Everyone should make these stories part of their collection."

Lara Dolphin, teacher and Director of Community Engagement, Pine Point School, Stonington, CT.
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