Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Who's in the Forest?

Who's in the Forest?

Phillis Gershator
Illustrator:  Jill McDonald 
Novelty Board Book
For ages 3 to 5
Barefoot Books, 2010   ISBN: 978-1846864766

Here we are in the forest, which is “dark and deep,” and there are animals of all kinds all around us. Who are some of these creatures and what are they doing?

Above our heads in the trees there are birds, who are singing as they go about their day. The trees are also full of squirrels that are gathering acorns to add to their food stores. On the ground foxes “prowl,” and some bear cubs play together. While all these animals are busy owls, in their tree trunk homes, sleep the day away.

In this engaging board book children are presented with beautiful and colorful multimedia illustrations that capture the active lives of forest animals. Children can peek through windows in the pages to see who they are going to meet next on their forest tour.