Good Night, Forest

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This bedtime tale begins in the forest, with all of the creatures and brilliance of nature being greeted with the awakening of a new day. From the protective mommy blue bird and her new babies to the delightful squirrel and tiny chipmunk among the trees, to the freshly blooming flowers and the soft, delicate breeze, the forest welcomes all those living within to the start of a new day! Even the steadily flowing stream and the lush moss and ivy blanketing the forest floor receive their salutations! Then, as the busyness of the day turns into the darkness of the night, the author gently calls the creatures of the woods to cease their activities and cozy up for a restful night of sleep. Even the plant life and other intricacies of nature are expected to slumber for a bit. The author closes with saying a soft “goodnight” to all who loom among the domains of the forest’s invisible walls.

Denise Brennan-Nelson does a masterful job of creating a unique story filled with soft rhymes and sweet words. This enchanting picture book is filled with vibrant colors, thick, glossy pages, and alluring illustrations designed to captivate the young reader’s mind. The animals are depicted with a stark but inviting contrast of sharp precision and life-like qualities with the edginess of hilarity and dramatic expressions. The text is bold, easy to read, and well organized. Additionally, the book is tightly bound and large in size, making it perfect for youngsters who are less than careful with their texts. Those children, as well as others who love the amazing creatures and elements of nature, are sure to savor this adorable piece of literature for many years to come.

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Author Denise Brennan-Nelson • Marco Bucci, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Publish Date 2018-Apr-15
ISBN 9781585363889
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Issue November 2018
Category Children's


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