Listen: the forest is calling. Take a quiet walk through the woods, where shadows fall in the darkness, eyes peek out, and some animals sleep while others run and leap.
This stunning gift book, with hand-cut paper art and lyrical text by an award-winning poet, leads you deep into the forest . . . and out again into the light.Listen: the forest is calling. Take a quiet walk through the woods, where shadows fall in the darkness, eyes peek out, and some animals sleep while others run and leap. Simple, poetic text and intricate papercut illustrations introduce children to a deer, black rook, fox, rabbit, and many more beautiful creatures as they wait for morning—and spring—to come.
About the Author
Louise Greig lives in Aberdeen, Scotland with her husband and her rescue greyhound, Smoky. She is a founder director of a dog rescue and re-homing organization. Her main interests are photography and writing poetry and children’s picture books. She started writing seriously in 2014 and a few early successes include joint winner of the inaugural Manchester Writing for Children Competition (MMU 2014); winner of the Caterpillar Poetry Prize (2015); winner of the main prize in the Wigtown Poetry Competition (2015); winner of the McLellan Poetry Prize (2017) and winner of the Battered Moons Poetry Prize (2017). The beauty of nature, and in particular the solitude of the Scottish landscape, are strong influences in her life and work. Find her on Twitter: @smokysmum
Helen Musselwhite is an illustrator and paper engineer based near Manchester, United Kingdom.
A Few Reviews:
“The pictures are beautiful and reminds me of a fancy scrapbook. The lines are short and uncomplicated. This story kept my preschool class’s attention which is hard because they are one and two year olds. I like how this book is set in spring time but at the end of the book there is a visual of all four seasons so we could talk about what season we are in now and point out how the leaves are different.”
“This has quickly become one of my daughter’s favorite books. The illustrations and cutouts are quite beautiful. The text is a little awkward imo, but my daughter seems to love it. I am always grateful for children’s books with appealing, timeless illustrations.”