Title: Woodland Dreams
Written By: Karen Jameson
Illustrated By: Marc Boutavant
Chronicle Books, October 27 2020, fiction with nonfiction elements
Suitable For Ages: 3-6
Themes/Topics: bedtime, woodland animals
“Come home, Big Paws.
Shadows deepen in the glen.
Lumber back inside your den.”
Brief Synopsis: Young readers will be lulled to sleep as woodland animals prepare for bed.
Links To Resources: How To Make A Pinecone Bird Feeder; How To Attract Rabbits to Your Back Yard (safe for you and them); what is your favorite woodland creature? draw a picture, or write a story or poem or even a song! Recipe: Turtle Sugar Cookies 😊 🐢
Why I Like This Book: This is a lovely lullaby of a bedtime book. The rhyming text is lyrical, with such lines as “Meadow hopper clover cropper twilight whispers. Time to furrow. Curl up tight inside your burrow” and “Nectar sipper dizzy dipper stars are twinkling. Flutter. Search. Light upon your leafy perch.” The art is warm, cozy, and inviting, and will make young readers want to curl up and sleep with the woodland animals. As a bonus, elements of nonfiction are included through the animal descriptions and the artistic depiction of their homes/habitat. A sweet, gentle bedtime read!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😊
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