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A House in the Woods

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Publisher Comments:

It's nice to have your friends move in, but. . . . A sweet, wry tale of cooperation and camaraderie, told with pastoral artwork by Inga Moore.

One little pig has made a little den for herself in the woods, and another little pig has a small hut next door. One morning they return from a walk to find that their big friend Bear has moved into the den and an even larger Moose into the hut. CRASH! With both homes collapsed, they're all in a pickle--but what if they find a way to build a house in the woods that all four of them can share? With lush, whimsically detailed illustrations and a cast of endearing, industrious (and most accommodating!) characters, Inga Moore constructs an inviting story of friendship that kids will be happy to visit awhile.

Review:

"As with her illustrations for The Wind in the Willows and The Secret Garden, Moore's artwork for this appealing book has a timeless quality. Her pictures — finely detailed, yet hazy and atmospheric — depict an inviting woodland setting and express the personalities of a group of animal friends who become an unlikely family. Two pigs don't mind when Bear and Moose move into their cozy homes, though both are quickly destroyed due to the animals' size. Now all four creatures are homeless, a predicament Moore describes with the droll understatement that runs through the narrative: 'This was a pickle. It really was.' Suggesting they build a proper house for them all, Moose (using a phone attached to a tree) calls the Beaver Builders, who arrive in pickup trucks and wearing hardhats. Moore makes every word count, as the industrious Beavers, aided by the future residents, build an inviting cottage. One can almost get lost in the full-bleed pages and spreads, many of which are wordless, evoking the peacefulness of the forest and the warmth of the animals' relationship. A charming tale that underscores the rewards of cooperation. Ages 3 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Inga Moore is a distinguished author and illustrator of children's books whose illustrated titles include acclaimed versions of THE SECRET GARDEN and THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. She lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763652777
Author:
Moore, Inga
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-General
Subject:
animals;friendship
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
11.65 x 10.13 x 0.4 in 1.245 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 7

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Product details 48 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763652777 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As with her illustrations for The Wind in the Willows and The Secret Garden, Moore's artwork for this appealing book has a timeless quality. Her pictures — finely detailed, yet hazy and atmospheric — depict an inviting woodland setting and express the personalities of a group of animal friends who become an unlikely family. Two pigs don't mind when Bear and Moose move into their cozy homes, though both are quickly destroyed due to the animals' size. Now all four creatures are homeless, a predicament Moore describes with the droll understatement that runs through the narrative: 'This was a pickle. It really was.' Suggesting they build a proper house for them all, Moose (using a phone attached to a tree) calls the Beaver Builders, who arrive in pickup trucks and wearing hardhats. Moore makes every word count, as the industrious Beavers, aided by the future residents, build an inviting cottage. One can almost get lost in the full-bleed pages and spreads, many of which are wordless, evoking the peacefulness of the forest and the warmth of the animals' relationship. A charming tale that underscores the rewards of cooperation. Ages 3 — up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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