Winter in the Forest by Christine Copeland

“The illustrations are soft and peaceful, making for a great bedtime story.”

Review by Rayleigh Setser

Winter in the Forest is the second in a series of picture books for pre-K, K and early elementary kids about the natural world, in particular the deciduous forest of the American Northeast. This book depicts the cold stillness of winter and adaptations that plants and animals make during this long dark time. The three primary themes are snow and cold, long dark nights, and dormancy.

The language of our books is lyrical, the images are entrancing and sometimes humorous but always realistic – think field guides for 3 to 8 year-olds. There is a tracking activity in back for young readers.
Children will learn the names and habits of forest animals and plants so that they can recognize them in natural settings. These books engage children’s innate curiosity and connection to the living world so that they can learn complex principals in simple, age- appropriate language.
We publish in hardcover, paperback, and audio ebook.

Release Date: 1/5/23

Genre: Children’s

Pages: 32

I received this book from the author for free. All comments and opinions are entirely my own and this review is voluntary.

This is a very pretty book. The illustrations are soft and peaceful, making for a great bedtime story. I loved the style of the pictures as well, very realistic but equally artistic and unique. 

The words match the peaceful undertone of the book, though I had expected more of a story. As it is, it's more of a collection of pretty pictures accompanied by captions, which isn't unpleasant, it's just not what I had expected. It's very simple, so I wouldn't recommend it to children above 5 or 6 years old as they might get bored. 

Overall, it's a pleasant book and I really liked the page towards the end that displayed the different tracks and which animals they belonged to. 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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