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Fiction Evaluation Form

(Picture Books, Folklore, Modern Fantasy, Contemporary Realistic Fiction, Historical

Fiction, Multicultural Books)

Your Name: Jennifer Lopez Romero Book Title: Rumble in the Jungle
Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: David Wojtowycz
Genre: Picture book Publisher/Year: Tiger Tale, 2001


STYLE and Language: Using examples from the book, explain the following: word
choices, dialogue, rhythm, rhyme and sentence length. Also, explain unexpected insights
or interesting information the reader learns from the story. Give examples.

 Most of the book use short sentences and short paragraph. The writer uses a language
that can very easy for children to understand and a variable of words. the book talks
about the animals of the jungle and give them information about each animal that is
listed on the book.
CHARACTER – With examples from the book give the following: Who is the main
character? Explain the character’s personality traits.
How can the reader relate to the character, become involved in the story?
Who are the supporting characters?
 Chimpanzee
 Lion
 Elephant
 Zebra
 Snack
 Giraffe
 Hippopotamus
 Crocodile
 Rhinoceros
 Gazelle
 Gorilla
 Leopard
 Tiger
 There is not a main character in the story all the animals have their own space in the
1. PLOT: summarize the major events in the story-

 There is a rumble in the jungle all the animals are waking up, some animals are
frightening and some are sweet and kind. It takes a journey inside the jungle. The
chimpanzee swing through the trees. The lion is the king of the jungle, who quite sits
on his paws and everyone quivers and shiver when he opens his jaws. The elephant is
big and fat and round. The zebras got stripe, which his friend like and make him look
handsome and cool. The snake, the boa who squashes then swallows his prey. He is not
very friendly or kind. The Giraffe, some animals laugh at the gangly giraffe, but she
holds her head up and feel proud getting kissed by a cloud. The Hippopotamus, he is
big and sleep in the sun and when he is not sleeping, he mooches in the mud,
something that hippos like doing a lot. Crocodile, when come to the river to drink, he
watches for a minute or two and behold such a sight and he can’t resist chomping a
few. The Rhinoceros is big, strong and rough, he skin is all baggy and flappy. Which
mean that there’s plenty room for his lunch that make him terrible happy. Gazelle no
one can run half as quickly as him, the galloping, gorgeous gazelle, can leap up so high
and his horns touch the sky. The gorilla is big, black and hairy, he looks all ferocious
and scary wallop his giant great chest. If you meet a leopard through the night make
sure to call him sir and be incredibly polite. Be aware of the terrible tiger you don’t
always know when he is near, but his eyes shine like lights in the night. His growl
makes you tremble with fear. The night has started fulling but the jungle never sleeps.

2. SETTING – Explain the place and time of the book.

THEME- What is the story’s theme/message?

Setting: In the jungle.

Theme: To explore the jungle and learn more about animals.
ILLUSTRATION –Analyze the illustrations for the book you selected (see Chapter 4)
with the categories below:
Choose a 2-page spread in the book to answer the following:
What Style (realism, surrealism, expressionism, impressionism, naïve, cartoon art)?
 Cartoon art
Media choices (paints, oils watercolors, pencil, pen, charcoal, crayons, acrylic, chalk) :
 Oils Watercolors
Give examples and describe how the following visual elements are used in the
Line: It uses straight and vertical lines for the tree and also solid lines. Little broken horizontal
lines. Curve line for the mouth of animals.
Shapes: Circle for the sun and the center of the flower. Squares for the teeth and noise of the
Color: Light blue, light and dark green, purple, pink, black, yellow, orange, white, dark blue,
dark and light brown.
Texture: The texture is a combination of soft and chunky texture.

Explain how illustration and text are combined to tell the story. What do illustrations
show that text does not explain?
 The text gives a brief introduction to the jungle. The text does not talk about ants and
the picture shows a line of ants marching from their home to the grass. The animals are
hide between the tree in the jungle some of the animals that are not listed in text are
presented on the picture.
Page design: Summarize the following: placement of illustrations and text; the use of
borders and white/dark space; are both pages designed the same or differently?
 The text is place in one page only, in the center of the page. The same illustration
covers both pages. It does not have boarders. The white is uses only for the clouds,
flower, teeth and for the zebra. The dark space is use between the trees.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT THEORIES – CHOOSE 2 of theories below and evaluate the
book according to the developmental theories. (How the book fits the developmental
stage and age?)

Name the stage: Concretional operational and the age: 7 to 11_

Explain the cognitive development from the stage:

 Logical thinking with concrete objects and personal experience
Give examples from the book show how the book fits the cognitive stage:
 Children have the opportunity to learn more about animals. They can tell their own
experiences with animals.
 Students can talk about their favorite animals and discuss what they about that animal.


Name the stage _industry versus inferiority_____ and the age: school

Explain the social development for this stage:

 Have opportunities to develop skills and learn information

Give examples from the book that support the social development of this stage:
 students have the opportunity to learn about the jungle and the animals that lives in
 Through the pictures they can have an idea how they lived.
Identify the Age __________________________________
Explain the emotional development for the age:

Using examples from the book, explain how the book fits the emotional development of
the age:

2. Overall Rating of the book (3 highest - 1 lowest) 1 2 3

Comments: (Support your overall rating)
 It is a good book it has a lot of colors and give information about animals. The
language is easy for students to understand.

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