In the Woods - Who's Been Here?

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Cammy and William don't see any wildlife as they walk through the woods, yet there are signs everywhere that animals have been around. Help these young nature lovers Find the clues — an empty nest, a fallen branch with the bark gnawed off, bleached bones by a cave, and more — and join in guessing, "Who's been here?"

A boy and girl in the autumn woods find an empty nest, a cocoon, gnawed bark, and other signs of unseen animals and ...

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Overview

Cammy and William don't see any wildlife as they walk through the woods, yet there are signs everywhere that animals have been around. Help these young nature lovers Find the clues — an empty nest, a fallen branch with the bark gnawed off, bleached bones by a cave, and more — and join in guessing, "Who's been here?"

A boy and girl in the autumn woods find an empty nest, a cocoon, gnawed bark, and other signs of unseen animals and their activities.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Exploring the autumn woods with their golden retriever, a girl and boy discover clues to recent visitors and events. A chrysalis dangling from a milkweed pod bespeaks a monarch butterfly. The bone-smooth portion of a fallen branch indicates a snowshoe hare with its gnawing teeth. Scattered feathers attest to a goshawk's attack on a blue jay. George's (the Long Pond books) gouache paintings depict the sometimes red-in-tooth-and-claw activities of woodland creatures through a softened yet highly textured photo-realism. Readers can, for example, almost feel the shriveled, stringlike leaves woven into the oriole's bag nest. As it graphically portrays the subtleties of nature's treasure house, this handsome book will likely hone youngsters' sensitivities to hidden signs of life. Illustrated endnotes add needed details to the spare text. Ages 3-up. (Apr.)
Children's Literature - Carol A. Flowers
Take a walk in the autumn woods with a boy and his younger sister as they discover clues to the animals who have been there. A pouch-like nest is spied high in the branches of a wild cherry tree. "Who's been here?" Turn the page to find a northern (Baltimore) oriole perched beside three hungry nestlings. A pinecone stripped of its seeds is left on a ledge-a shy red squirrel munching dinner appears on the next pages. The author, known for her previous work illustrating the Long Pond books, treats us again to her meticulously detailed, photo-like paintings. The woodland scenes, viewed first by the children, then brought into close-range focus, afford views of nature that are truly irresistible.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2Large, brilliant, lifelike illustrations are George's trademark. Here her gouache paintings provide the pleasure of a game while giving youngsters the enjoyment of a nature walk. Cammy and William explore the woods on an autumn afternoon and on successive pages notice such things as an empty nest, a gnawed branch, feathers, and bones. Each observation prompts the question, ``Who's been here?'' Turning the page reveals the answer in both a closeup double-page spread and descriptive text. The last object the youngsters find is a picnic basketa surprise from their father. The forest scenes are vivid and unsoftenedsome of the creatures who have ``been there'' became meals for others. The last page provides more information about the featured creatures and the flora and fauna surrounding them. This book invites repeated perusal. It's an ideal title for primary-grade nature study that could sharpen the perception of any child going on a woodland field trip. The large print and generous pages make it an excellent choice for group sharing.Louise L. Sherman, Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688161637
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Mulberry Bks.
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 318,092
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lindsay Barrett George is widely recognized for her striking illustrations of animals, birds, and fish in their habitats. She is the author-illustrator of Maggie’s Ball; Alfred Digs; The Secret; Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse; In the Garden: Who’s Been Here?; and four other Who’s Been Here? titles.

Lindsay Barrett George lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her dog, two cats, and a very handsome duck.

Lindsay Barrett George is widely recognized for her striking illustrations of animals, birds, and fish in their habitats. She is the author-illustrator of Maggie’s Ball; Alfred Digs; The Secret; Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse; In the Garden: Who’s Been Here?; and four other Who’s Been Here? titles.

Lindsay Barrett George lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her dog, two cats, and a very handsome duck.

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