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Lost in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy
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Lost in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy

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by Carl R. Sams, Jean Stoick
 

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Carl and Jean's new children's book weaves a delightful tale with a message: most fawns found alone in the woods are rarely lost or abandoned. Newborn fawns spend their first weeks without mom because her scent will attract predators to her babe. She instinctively knows to stay only briefly to nurse and care for her fawn. He will travel with her when he is older and

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Carl and Jean's new children's book weaves a delightful tale with a message: most fawns found alone in the woods are rarely lost or abandoned. Newborn fawns spend their first weeks without mom because her scent will attract predators to her babe. She instinctively knows to stay only briefly to nurse and care for her fawn. He will travel with her when he is older and stronger.

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Publishers Weekly
The creators of Stranger in the Woods, a bestselling photoessay spotlighting animals in a wintry forest, set this impressive follow-up in springtime. The primary focus is on a newborn fawn, first seen sleeping "in the tall grass on the north edge of the meadow where the trees start the forest." Other animals, photographed in stunning close-ups, wonder if the fawn is lost, but the creature responds, "Mama said to wait, to wait right here.... She will come back." A brilliantly hued cardinal, downy goslings, a well-camouflaged tree frog, a dragonfly perched atop a turtle, a meadowlark and a baby raccoon (hanging precariously by its front paws from a log) are among the crisply photographed critters offering comments and encouragement to the fawn. The doe does indeed return to check on her offspring-and eventually to take him with her. (The back flap copy explains that newborn fawns spend most of the first two weeks of life without their mothers, since her scent will attract predators to her young.) The animals' conversation is often endearing and lends itself to reading aloud-but it is the book's breathtaking photography that will cast a spell, not just on children but wildlife aficionados of any age. Ages 6-10. (June) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-The forest is abuzz over a newborn fawn. Various creatures have spotted him and all are worried that he might be lost. Despite his assurance that he's just waiting for his mother, the animals chime in with comments and offers of help. She returns, time passes, and the fawn grows stronger. He sees other young animals maturing, and at the end of the story, he is big enough to go exploring with his mother. The slight, meandering plot serves mainly as a vehicle to introduce photos of the forest animals. The images are clear and detailed, and will be sure to draw admiration-especially the adorable close-up of the fawn that even shows his eyelashes. The photo of a tree frog camouflaged against the bark of a tree is another standout. At the end, readers are asked to find specific animals that appear in the pictures. This is not a good choice for a group read-aloud, because the visual details require a close look, but it would be nice for sharing one-on-one.-Arwen Marshall, Minneapolis Public Library Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967174884
Publisher:
Carl R. Sams, II Photography, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
132,294
Product dimensions:
9.82(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
AD530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
lovelybookshelf More than 1 year ago
Lost in the Woods is a stunning picture book for children. It falls into both the fiction and non-fiction categories. The photographs are breathtaking. Even the most close-up photos are sharp and show incredible detail. You can see each drop of dew on the tiny caterpillar, and just how soft the young fawn's fur must be. The story is sweet, at times funny, at times suspenseful, and sparks the imagination. There are so many nuances on each page that every time my daughter and I read this book, we talk about something new. The final page encourages children to go back through the book and find various creatures. Lost in the Woods is geared for ages 5 and up, but I think preschoolers will take delight in it, too.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Lost in the Woods is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom&rsquo;s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS&rsquo;s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom&rsquo;s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book uses awesome photography of nature to tell a story about a baby fawn in the woods. The photos make you feel like you are in the middle of the woods with all of the animals! Great for any child.
MollyCE More than 1 year ago
My grandson loves learning to read and books! Combining his love of reading with my passion for experiencing, understanding, and caring for nature is exciting for both of us. The DVD reinforces the story book -- both became favorites. Exceptional for the early reader and/or endearing for the story reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am 15 and When I saw this book at the mall I had to have it. I recently rasied and released two abandoned deer and have a racoon so the beautiful clear pics alone attracted me. Then I read the story. It is amazing. It is about waiting for your time to shine and listening to your parents to stay safe. A must for any parent or nature lover!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A semi-finalists in the 2005 Independent Publisher Book Awards! A newborn fawn lies by itself in the forest. Is it lost? Where is its mother? As the other woodland creatures ponder this mystery, they offer the newcomer many suggestions. But the fawn rejects them all, insisting that its mother will return. Things are not always what they seem, the tale tells us. Mother deer leave their newborns for days at a time to protect their young. Children are introduced to concepts such as camouflage, not to mention a broad range of young animals, from goslings to a hilarious young raccoon. Close-up photography of each animal is superb, and shots of the fawn make you want to reach out and touch its shining coat. The husband and wife team who created this book have been photographing wildlife together for years, and wanted to help others appreciate outdoor wonders. How fortunate for all readers who discover this remarkable offering! Those who enjoyed 'Woods' might also enjoy Ruby Lee the Bumble Bee: A Bee's Bit of Wisdom. It concerns a young girl in a bit of trouble who is aided by another of God's creatures: a wise and friendly bumble bee - an award finalist for the Benjamin Franklin Award which also recognizes excellence in independent publishing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As A grandmother I am always searching for special books I can share with the children....this book is going straight to the top of my list!!