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Walking Through the Jungle Big Book

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Follow a small child as he walks, creeps, leaps, and swings through the jungle in this lively adaptation of a familiar nursery rhyme. And what does he see? Wild animals! A snake, a tiger, and an elephant—to name a few— each hissing, growling, or trumpeting. Could they be following him? Hope they’re not hungry! Full of thrilling exotic noises and bright tropical colors, Jul ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 26th 2004 by Candlewick Press (first published March 1st 1993)
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Aoife Hassett
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
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This is a nice, simple story which I would read to a EYFS class when covering a topic such as the jungle. The illustrations are bright and colourful making it a great book to read aloud. The text rhymes and young children will soon learn to chant along with you as you read. There are also plenty of actions in the book such as swinging in the trees with the monkeys and wading through the swamp with the crocodiles, which would be fun to do with a young class.
This is a good basic resource and it s
Jun 30, 2012 rated it liked it
I used this book as part of a week long scheme of work for English. The book has some really effective rhyming paragraphs which follow a regular pattern throughout, allow for effective reinforcement of the notion of rhyme. The regular layout of the paragraphs also allows for discussion/reinforcement of word classes. I found the illustrations to be charming but average, which is what I would say about the book as a whole- I think the children enjoyed it a lot more than I did!

I thought it was a li
Jan 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
My son thoroughly enjoys this book, and guessing the animal that shall be coming on the next page.
Suzannah Cooper
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
This could be fantastic for Pie Corbett style dramatic actions to tell the story while bringing it to life. Would also be good for inclusion of EAL students.
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is about a boy who encounters many different animals when he walks through a jungle and wonders if they are following him. This book won the “American Bookseller Pick of the Lists” and “Parenting Best Book of the Year” awards.

I would recommend this Big Book to be used in kindergarten because it has amazingly well-created large pictures that captivate any reader along with a small amount of text. Students may be interested in this book because of the many different animals represented
Fun storytime book. The kids loved making the animals noises and guessing which animal was coming up next.
Roben Closs
I love to use this big book with the toddlers - they have so much fun guessing which animal comes next and making all the animal sounds!
Marta Pereira
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Teaching tips:

jungle animals;
Movement verbs (walking, creeping, running, leaping,swinging, wading)
Farhana Begum
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘Walking through the Jungle’ takes the form of a poem about a little boy who walks through the jungle and describes the sounds he hears and the animals he sees. This is a great book for children to grasp the vocabulary of how animals move in the jungle and their home environment. This book allows children to engage within the story as they anticipate the arrival of a new animal on each page. The poetic structure of this book appeals to younger children because of its repetitiveness.

The book has
May 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE CHILDREN LOVED THIS BOOK !!! ive never seen the kids so entertained by one book. it had onomatopoeias (the sounds of the animals), it was repetitive "walking through the jungle what can you see .........", the child can guess what the next jungle animal come next, the kids can act it out if you want, use face masks - there is so much that can be done with this story and so many activities if needed
Scarlett Sims
Dec 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Well the first thing the kids loved about this is that it's a big book! The book is almost bigger than some of they are! In addition, it has animal noises. It was pretty fun to make the different noises and look at the animals. The language is super easy and there's repetition so they can follow along really well. After we read it, the kids wanted to look at it themselves all the time.
Miss Sarah
Jan 26, 2016 rated it liked it
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a toddler book for sure about a boy walking through the jungle and hearing different sounds which are then associated with an animal. Each sound has a movement attached that could be repeated with the kids.
The boy makes the sound before the reader sees a picture of the animal which would be great for kids to guess the animal
In this traditional English nursery rhyme, a young boy imagines various animals following him through the jungle.
Stef Rozitis
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
It's cute, the rhythm of it "works" the babies really, really love this book maybe because it connects a small person with the jungle scenes. I like that there are different physical ways of moving in the story.

Every single pronoun is male. Yep. One of those.
actions, easy to get kids to interact and guess what the animals are.
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A huge hit for preschool story time May 14 & 16, 2014
Shoshana G
Jun 22, 2016 rated it liked it
I read this at storytime today and the caregivers really seemed to like it, but I thought it was a little weird.
May 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Little kids love guessing what animal makes the noise in the book. Also you can add actions for each page.
Umbreen Asghar
Apr 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
A fun read. It works well in groups, as a sing along rhmyme which children can join in.
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