Hush hush, forest

Mary Casanova

Book - 2018

Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text show how, throughout autumn, forest animals prepare for winter as shadows lengthen, the ground freezes, and northern lights begin to appear.

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Subjects
Genres
Stories in rhyme
Children's stories Pictorial works
Picture books
Published
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press [2018]
Language
English
Physical Description
40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN
9780816694259
0816694257
Main Author
Mary Casanova (author)
Other Authors
Nick Wroblewski (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 2—Bold woodcuts limn the cyclical text as the woodland season turns from fall to winter, captured in amber, gold, pale sage, and light cerulean with black accents. Leaves swirl in the wind, birds set off on southward courses, bears slip into comfy dens, and the rest hunker down for a cold, dark season. Casanova's simple lyrical language cups the annual change in few well-chosen words, leaving a parent and child in cozy, indoor sleep as winter's first snow coats the ground. Strong illustrations and a carefully crafted text illuminate a forest habitat as the seasons change. VERDICT A lovely choice for one-on-one and small group sharing.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Illustrations and easy-to-read, rhyming text show how, throughout autumn, forest animals prepare for winter as shadows lengthen, the ground freezes, and northern lights begin to appear.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Lyrical words and elegant woodcuts capture the quiet beauty of the forest as day fades to night and autumn gives way to the North Woods winter While we are tucked in, snug in warm blankets as we listen to bedtime stories, the woods around us whisper another tale. As the golden leaves waft through the lengthening shadows, the loon sings one last lullaby, the whirring hummingbird takes one last sip, the industrious beaver saws one last branch for her lodge. Here, in enchanting words and woodcuts, is the magic of night falling and winter approaching in the North Woods. Hush Hush, Forest peers through twilight’s window at the raccoon preening, the doe and fawn bedding down, the last bat of the season flitting away. The owl surveys, the rabbit scurries, the bear hunkers, readying her den.Marking the rhythm between the falling leaf and the falling snowflake, picturing the rituals of creatures big and small as they prepare for the long winter’s sleep, this charming book captures a time of surpassing wonder for readers of all ages—and bids everyone in the hushed forest a peaceful good night.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Lyrical words and elegant woodcuts capture the quiet beauty of the forest as day fades to night and autumn gives way to the North Woods winter While we are tucked in, snug in warm blankets as we listen to bedtime stories, the woods around us whisper another tale. As the golden leaves waft through the lengthening shadows, the loon sings one last lullaby, the whirring hummingbird takes one last sip, the industrious beaver saws one last branch for her lodge. Here, in enchanting words and woodcuts, is the magic of night falling and winter approaching in the North Woods. Hush Hush, Forest peers through twilight's window at the raccoon preening, the doe and fawn bedding down, the last bat of the season flitting away. The owl surveys, the rabbit scurries, the bear hunkers, readying her den.Marking the rhythm between the falling leaf and the falling snowflake, picturing the rituals of creatures big and small as they prepare for the long winter's sleep, this charming book captures a time of surpassing wonder for readers of all ages'and bids everyone in the hushed forest a peaceful good night.