by Lynne Cherry (1st+)
Two men enter the rainforest and one of them points at the Kapok tree then leaves. The other man begins to chop at the tree with his axe. Pretty soon he begins to get tired and decides to take a break under the tree and have a little nap. While he is dozing the rainforest animals who call the Kapok tree their home whisper facts into his ear hoping to get through to him that the Kapok tree is important to them and that he should not chop it down. When he wakes up, what will he do? Will he leave it alone or continue chopping? Find out when you read The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry.