Children of the Forest

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children of the forest

Two siblings set off to live a life of adventure in the untamed wilds of their own backyard in this funny and beautifully illustrated picture book.

We are wild. We are children of the forest.

We were raised by wolves. And raccoons. And owls.

Grabbing a bow and quiver, a kid sets off, toddler sister in tow, to live off the land in the expanses of their own backyard. First, they sneak past their snoozing father to pilfer supplies from the refrigerator, but only what they need. After that, they’re utterly on their own.

Out in these uncharted spaces they encounter many dangers, from a ferocious mountain lion (a house cat) to a hulking canine beast (their dog). When the sun dips low, they make a camp complete with defenses to ward off predators.

Matt Myers’s cool self-serious text is juxtaposed with whimsical art depicting the playful antics of backyard life, making for a tale full of delight for imaginative children.---from the publisher

40 pages                                        978-0823447671                                     Ages 4-7

Keywords:  curiosity, explorers, backyard, adventure, fun, imagination, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old

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