READ IT & SLEEP: “The Great Kapok Tree” with storyteller Andre Keitt
Join Charter Oak Cultural Center for our monthly pajama party for kids – this time we party virtually! Special guest storyteller Andre Keitt will read “The Great Kapok Tree” by Lynn Cherry, a story of the endangered rainforest and the creatures who live there, delivers a powerful environmental message.
Andre will present the book, lead an activity and, will tell some of his own tales!
Meeting ID: 896 5615 2053
The author and artist Lynne Cherry journeyed deep into the rain forests of Brazil to write and illustrate her gorgeous picture book The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest (1990). One day, a man exhausts himself trying to chop down a giant kapok tree. While he sleeps, the forest’s residents, including a child from the Yanomamo tribe, whisper in his ear about the importance of trees and how “all living things depend on one another” . . . and it works. Cherry’s lovingly rendered colored pencil and watercolor drawings of all the “wondrous and rare animals” evoke the lush rain forests, as well as stunning world maps bordered by tree porcupines, emerald tree boas, and dozens more fascinating creatures.
Supported by CT Humanities