Synopses & Reviews
Listen to all that the forests of the world have to offer behind their unique trees and under their rocks. Peek behind the branches and over the bushes to hear the cuckoo bird, but beware of the thundering roar of the cougar. With delightful sounds and five stunning 3-D pop-up panoramas featuring the art of acclaimed illustrator Maurice Pledger, Sounds of the Wild: Forest
brings the wondrous world of forests to life. Paired with each stunning illustration in this extraordinary forest adventure is a detailed guide of the animals that inhabit the landscape. Kids are in for an entertaining and educational experience with this new addition to the Sounds of the Wild series.
Discover the hidden secrets of some of the worlds most intriguing forests and the animals that inhabit them. Explore incredible pop-up panoramas, and listen to the call of the cuckoo, the bellow of a majestic moose and the snarl of a cougar! Sounds of the Wild: Forest
pairs the stunning artwork of Maurice Pledger with atmospheric sounds and elaborate pop-ups to bring forests around the world to life.
Includes 5 pop-up panoramas:
A Sunny Clearing: Deciduous forest in Europe
The Forest Floor: Deciduous forest in Europe
Deep in the North: Boreal forest in the northern U.S., near Canada
Winter in the Forest: Deciduous forest in Russia
Mountain Slopes: Mountainous landscape in the Rocky Mountains
About the Author
is an internationally-acclaimed artist known for his realistic and detailed illustrations of animals and wildlife. He's had no formal art training, but achieves the realism and detail in his beautiful artwork by spending hours in the field observing, sketching, and studying his subjects in their natural environment. First published at age 17, he has since had his illustrations featured on greeting cards, prints, gifts, and books. He has created several successful series, including Sounds of the Wild, Peek-and-Find, Nature Trails,
and Pledger Sticker Books.
He was the recipient of the 1992 Francis Williams Illustration Award for the Best Descriptive Illustration. This honor is given only once every 5 years by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.