Authors: Walter Torres, Angel Luís Torres, Miguel Canals Category: Children's Pub. Date: 2001 Format: Hardcover Pages: 32 pages Language: Spanish
The Bosque Seco, or Dry Forest, in Guánica, Puerto Rico - at the opposite end of the island from El Yunque and the Rain Forest - is also opposite in its plants, animals and weather...In fact most of the plants appear to like cacti...It is a wonderful place and so unique. So here you will find a delightful book, a story told by an old sea turtle with the dry forest as its' backdrop. This is a story about conservation and how thoughtless acts by humans put animals in mortal danger...Meanwhile, you'll meet all the creatures that inhabit the dry tropical forest - and learn something about their adaptation to their habitat. You'll want to visit it as soon as you finish this book!
The San Pedrito Collection is a series of book for young people, designed to stimulate their interest in their natural surroundings and the animals and plants that live there. Each book is a collaboration of three authors: a scientist, an illustrator and a writer and each focuses on a unique feature of Puerto Rico: El Yunque Rain Forest, the Dry Forest in Guánica; and the subterranean caves. This is a wonderful way to teach your child about Puerto Rico's rich natural heritage! You will also find a bibliography of related titles on the same subject, and an interesting facts addendum to the story.