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Forest Bright, Forest Night: Board Book

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MSRP: $8.95
Age Range: 1 to 4
SKU or Item #: 978-1-58469-089-4
Launch Date: March 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls

This board book edition of Forest Bright, Forest Night allows the very young to count the animals in the forest and seek who is awake ... and who is asleep. It is written by Jennifer Ward and illustrated by Jamichael Henterly. This is one of several books by Dawn Publications that “focus[es] on science and nature in a fun picture book format that engages children. Our board books start kids at a very young age so they can begin to appreciate nature and animals,” Marketing Director Julie Valin told TDmonthly. Also available in hardback ($16.95). Launch date: March 2007.

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What is It?
In this title from acclaimed children’s author Jennifer Ward and illustrator Jamichael Henterly, the world of the forest comes alive. Someone is always awake in the forest – and someone else is always asleep! Some animals are alert in daytime and sleep at night. Others are alert at night, and are sleepyheads during the day. You can flip this book to flip from day to night – and back again! And when you do, be sure to count the animals you see.

What We Thought
Besides the obvious – that the book is beautifully illustrated and simply told – what is marvelous and unique about this work is its recognition of two different forestall existences and its manifestation of these differences through illustration. There is no correct way to look at the book – upside down is right-side up – as readers perusing the book’s ‘By day’ section must flip the book to view the ‘At night’ section

Why They’ll Want It
The forest world springs to life with Henterly’s vivid illustrations and Ward’s playful language. The perfect after-school snack (figuratively, at least), post-dinner dessert or pre-bed read, ‘Forest Bright, Forest Night’ is, in a single word, alive – and that’s why kid’s will love it.

The only item that would make this book even more pleasurable would be an accompanying soundtrack of animal sounds. But until Dawn Publications throws that into the mix, use your imagination as you read this beauty.

--Andrew Robinton, 4/15/05

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11937      (added 3/15/2007)

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