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Rumble in the Rainforest
Rumble in the Rainforest
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DC Super Heroes

Rumble in the Rainforest

by Sarah Stephens
Illustrated by Dan Schoening

While visiting the rainforest, WONDER WOMAN discovers that a logging company has secretly destroyed a large area of trees. Traveling deeper into the forest to investigate, she is suddenly attacked by two angry super-villains — POISON IVY and GORILLA GRODD! However, these foes soon realize that they share a common enemy with the AMAZON PRINCESS. And, for one day, they'll unite to stop the destruction of their habitat before it's lost forever.

 
DeweyFIC
GenreAdventure
  
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
GRLM
Lexile LevelNC780L
ATOS Level5.2
AR Points1
AR Quiz #137245
  
  
ISBN978-1-4342-1992-3
PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandDC Super Heroes
Copyright2011
  
Page Dimensions5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Page Count56
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
List Price: $26.65 School/Library Price
$19.99
 


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Vegbooks Blog - Carolyn M. Mullin

"Meet Gorilla Grodd, a brainiac super ape with the power of mind control and a zest for conquering the world. And Poison Ivy, a femme fetal with a keen relationship with all things plant-based and a self-preserving interest in their wellbeing. Normally these two DC Comic villains would be involved in serious combat with heroine Wonder Woman (whose everyday persona is Princess Diana of Themyscira), but in Rumble in the Rainforest they’re in cahoots to defeat an even bigger threat: Mr. Javlar of Javlar Industries. Javlar owns a sizeable portion of the rainforest on which he claims to operate a water treatment plant, but Wonder Woman’s gut instincts inform her he’s up to something more sinister. In reality, Javlar is harvesting old growth lumber in the forest — unsustainably of course — and setting fire to the remaining tracts of desolate land. All this has caused massive soil erosion, muddied waters, and devastation for animal and plant life, the latter being the reason for Gorilla Grodd and Poison Ivy’s involvement. I love this book for its fast-paced, energetic momentum, but also for its messaging. Wonder Woman, I think, sums it up nicely in one of her poignant reflections: How does one “own” a tree? What about the animals that made it a home, the oxygen it produced, the carbon dioxide it clean from the air? Could a person “own” all of that? http://vegbooks.org/index.php/2011/01/06/wonder-woman-rumble-in-the-rainforest/" - Vegbooks Blog

January 6, 2011

Back to Books Blog - Nicola

"Reason for Reading: This book is too hard for my ds to read on his own and will be read aloud by dh as a bedtime book. But I like my superheroes too and wasn't going to miss out on the fun! The plot involves a man known for his ruthless business tactics, no matter the harm done to human or nature in the process, who is being honoured for running a plant which makes drinkable water from ocean water on a small rainforest island country. Princess Diana is one of the delegates at the ceremony and she senses this man has not turned over a new leaf. She goes into Wonder Woman mode and discovers that his water treatment facility is just a facade for a much more evil business which is ruining the rainforest in the process. While she is out in the jungle she runs upon two enemies fighting each other: Gorilla Grodd and Poison Ivy. She manages to convince them that while they are not all on the same team, this time they are all on the same side; that of the rainforest. Personally, I find eco-fiction a little tiring these days but am at least glad to see that this book deals with a real issue that once made headlines but no longer seems as media-worthy these days. Aside from that, I loved the action! What fun to have not one, but two super-villains show up in a story. Particularly Poison Ivy who is a personal favourite female villain. Somehow I've missed meeting Gorilla Grodd before but he adds a high dose of masculinity to the story for boys as do the eventual robots they all end up fighting at the water treatment centre. Written and illustrated by comic industry professionals, the story and characters all have an authentic feel. Each chapter has at least one full page illustration, some even have two, the pages of pure text are broken up for the reader by using comic book style graphics, in colour, for all the sound effect words. This nicely breaks up a two page spread of text which may otherwise seem daunting to reluctant readers. Great comic action in a chapter book. http://back-to-books.blogspot.com/2011/02/32-wonder-woman-rumble-in-rainforest.html" - Back to Books Blog

February 16, 2011

 

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