Come and explore the quiet, NOISY woods, and follow two wolf pups finding their way back to their pack in this adorable read-aloud picture book—full of boisterous animal noises and artwork that will inspire kids to get out into nature.
Squirrels chit-chitter-chatter, foxes swoosh-whoosh-rush, a deer stomp-stomp-stamps, and a hawk scree-scree-screeches. Into these quiet, NOISY woods, readers follow two frisky wolf pups yip-yap-yowling and grr-ruff-ruff-racing as they find their way back to their pack. Children will love calling out the interesting animal sounds throughout this enchanting, fast-paced chase through a lush forest.
And young readers will come to know more about forest creatures and their interconnected lives, in this creative story by poet and naturalist Michael J. Rosen, who was inspired by the one-hundred-acre wood where he lives. The two final pages of the book include facts about each of the animals featured in this caper.
Annie Won's signature luminous artwork lights the way, showcasing the animals and their habitat with glowing warmth.
"The rhythmic, lyrical text builds cumulatively from page to page. . . . Lovely realistic paintings in earthy hues of greens, browns, and yellows evoke hectic daytime woodland activity before eventually settling down to a soothing nighttime conclusion."—Kirkus
"Highly recommended as a title to introduce children to the wonder of nature, well supported with beautiful illustrations."—School Library Journal
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||9.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
MICHAEL J. ROSEN writes children's books, poetry, and adult nonfiction, and is an editor of anthologies. He was literary director of Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio, and has taught writing extensively. His poetry collection The Cuckoo's Haiku received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus, was a Kirkus Best Book of 2009, and won the 2010 Ohioana Book Award. His chapter book The Tale of Rescue garnered starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, which noted Rosen's "striking poetic language." The Maine Coon's Haiku received starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. Rosen is also a naturalist, potter, and cook. He lives on one hundred acres of woodland in the foothills of the Appalachians. Learn about his work at fidosopher.com.
ANNIE WON received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, in New York City. She illustrated The Elves and the Shoemaker and Margaret Wise Brown's The Whispering Rabbit for Little Golden Books. Learn about her work at anniewon.com.