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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14 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – Woodland Dreams”
Oh my gosh, I love the cover and those illustrations! What a sweet bedtime book.
so poetic and with lovely illustrations
The text and illustrations go hand-in-hand. Beautiful!
Another beautiful publication from Chronicle Books.
Yet another great picture book suggestion! Love this!
What a cute and poetic book. Beautiful illustrations.
Gorgeous cover and illustrations. I love hibernation stories. As our days are shorter, our rhythms sync with nature. Another discussion point for kids. Wish this had been published sooner. Just sent some birthday books to a great niece a few days ago. Would have loved to have sent this book.
Chronicle makes such beautiful books. The language and illustrations are beautiful. Such an unusual color palette, too! I’ll be adding this one to my TBR pile. Thanks, Susanna!
Can’t wait to read this one!
This looks delightful! I can’t wait to read it.
Always grateful for your PPBF platform, Susanna…and for the wonderful stories you share.
What a beautiful picture book, the language is divine.
This book has captured my imagination with the lyrical language and exquisite illustrations. I look forward to reading it ❤
Susanna, this sure is a prefect lullaby picture book! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!
Words and illustrations – both are adorable!