Rumble In The Jungle Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: David Wojtowycz
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Format: Picture Books, Paperbacks

Age Range: 3-7 years

Publication Date: February 2001

BISAC: JUV002340, JUV002080, JUV002020

Pages: 32

Book Format Detail: Hardcover

Retail Price: $16.95

ISBN-13: 978-1-58925-005-5

ISBN-10: 1-58925-005-2

Dimensions: 9-3/4" x 12-1/4"

Publication Date: March 2002

BISAC: JUV002340, JUV002080, JUV002020

Pages: 32

Book Format Detail: Paperback

Retail Price: $7.95

ISBN-13: 978-1-58925-367-4

ISBN-10: 1-58925-367-1

Dimensions: 9-1/2" x 12"

"The illustrations are equally playful and eye-catching….An entertaining selection with lively illustrations and a format suitable for storytimes." - School Library Journal

Lexile: AD 1010

Accelerated Reader: 48280

Reading Counts: Q09888

The Pop-Up Rumble in the Jungle


What is it like to rumble in the jungle? What is it like to be a swinging chimpanzee, a roaring lion, a slippery snake, a chomping crocodile, or an elephant elephing around? Children of all ages will delight in finding out answers to these questions when they read this pop-up book, which is an adaptation of the original picture book by the same title, by the same author and by the same illustrator. Andreae's singsong rhyming text and Wojtowycz's bold, brightly colored pictures that pop and move give this rumbling jungle tale irresistible charm. This book is a wonderful selection for both school and home libraries. —Earla Somerville


Children's Literature

The Pop-Up Rumble in the Jungle


This delightful pop-up book starts out with a proem about a “rumble in the jungle.” Each new page has a very animated jungle animal that pops out on the page, along with a great poem.


The book lends itself to many enjoyable hours of reading and re-reading. The concepts of jungle animals and their behaviors, recitation of poems, and rhyming words can easily be worked into the curriculum.


The pop-up pages themselves are wonderful but may require adult supervision with younger children. This book would be great in any home or school library. —Vickie Stephenson


May 2002, Heart of Texas Literature Center

From its zebra-striped endpapers to its goofily grinning fauna, this picture book is a storytime all by itself. Andreae’s simple, humorous rhymes about elephants (“It’s great to be an elephant/All big and fat and round,/And wander through the jungle/Just elephing around”), snakes (“The boa constrictor’s a slippery snake/Who squashes then swallows his prey./He knows that it’s not very friendly or kind,/But they do taste much nicer that way”), and others are unpretentious and amusing. Wojtowycz’s illustrations have the same kind of appeal: brilliant blue sky, verdant green foliage, and a grinning variety of animals peeking from trees and bushes combine in balanced compositions large enough for group viewing. Each object in the acrylic illustrations is surrounded by a thin halo of white that adds to the air brightness of the palette. While the rhymes may be more silly than original, and the illustrations have a deliberate coloring-book naiveté, they are still going to get some giggles from young listeners. Combine these jungle jingles with some creative dramatics, and turn your storytime into one wild place. —JMD


September 1997, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

PreS - A collection of poems about animals and a story about a journey through the jungle to hunt for them. The search begins as a small group of ants marches off from their hill early in the morning. A verse then introduces each creature as encountered, until the end of the day when all of the animals are ready to sleep. As an added bonus, each poem gives a little information about the animal described. A nice rhythm is established and maintained. An occasional line is awkward, but overall the book reads well. The illustrations are equally playful and eye-catching. Done in oils, each one is bright, bold, and inviting, but totters on the brink of being cute. Large, double-page spreads make the animals easily seen from a distance, but children who view the pictures up close will delight in finding some of the ants on each page. An entertaining selection with lively illustrations and a format suitable for storytimes. —Dawn Ibey, Vancouver Public Library, Canada


November 1997, School Library Journal