In the forest

by Marie Hall Ets

Unbound paper, 1944



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New York : Scholastic, 1989, c1944.


The animals join a young boy as he walks through the forest blowing his new horn.

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LibraryThing member SqueakyChu
This was a lovely book to read to my 2 1/2 year old grandson. I had recently taught him about parades, and he had just visited the zoo with his parents this past weekend. All of this was captured in reading this book after which I made him a triangular hat out of newspaper. Too bad I didn't also
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have a horn.

I love the illustrations, some of which are true-to-life, such as monkeys hanging by their tails from tree branches, and others which are silly, such as a lion combing his hair/mane. I like the black-and-whiteness of the pictures which gives the reader a chance to imagine the colors within a forest. I'm of the" old school" where .I like to leave a lot up to a toddler's imagination. I like this book "oodles". :)
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Caldecott Medal (Honor Book — 1945)


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0590426435 / 9780590426435

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