OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher The Vanishing Rainforest is an important picture book that explains to young readers the importance of the rainforest to the Yanomami people and the world. The story is set in the contemporary village of the Yanomami where a young girl hears the sounds of large machines cutting down the trees. The village people are divided about the taking of trees that destroy the environment. A young woman studying the rainforest plants and medicines arrives and adds to the discussion of village elders. Eventually the village people agree that ecotourism may be a method of dealing with change and a way to maintain their rainforest. The engaging book takes children out of their comfort zone and sets up a discussion about the exploitation of lands and its impact on the Indigenous People.