Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Look What I Found in the Woods by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Jesus Verona

Look What I Found in the Woods explores the forest from a child’s point of view – full of awe and wonder at all of the amazing things hidden inside.

With gentle rhyme and packed full of information, readers will want to read it again and again. Opportunities to search and find will encourage them to pour over the pages, taking everything in. Detailed description of different parts of the forest show that there is so much more than just trees.

This book is a great guide to take into the forest to help with identification of leaves, seeds, pinecones, animal tracks and droppings. The role of parts of trees like bark and leaves is explained in clear, child-friendly language.

Every layer of the forest is examined. The mystery of a fallen log and all the mini beasts inside is fascinating while treasure in the trees comes in all shapes and sizes – from robins to spider webs to flowers.

A reminder to be respectful and leave the woods as you found them makes it clear that we are visitors to this wonderful world and they should not pick living plants or do anything that would harm animals. Reading this book took me back to the days of my own children coming home from school trips with sticky bands full of leaves, twigs, and flowers, so excited about the treasures they’d found.

This book includes a free Stories Aloud smartphone audiobook.

Thank you to Nosy Crow for this interesting and useful book!

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

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