Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy

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Overview

Who is this stranger?

Why did he arrive after a winter storm and what surprises does he bring?

A delightful book of the animals and birds reaction to a snowman who suddenly appeared in their woods after a winter storm. This tale is beta-carotene for the spirit in everyone!

Winner of a Mom's Choice Awards -- 2008 Gold Recipient!

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Overview

Who is this stranger?

Why did he arrive after a winter storm and what surprises does he bring?

A delightful book of the animals and birds reaction to a snowman who suddenly appeared in their woods after a winter storm. This tale is beta-carotene for the spirit in everyone!

Winner of a Mom's Choice Awards -- 2008 Gold Recipient!

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Editorial Reviews

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A self-published picture book that has swept the country by storm, this stunning "photographic fantasy" captures the magic of wintertime and the beauty of nature. Expert photographer Carl R. Sams II and his wife, Jean Stoick, have combined a delicate, heartwarming story about a snowman that suddenly appears in the woods with vivid animal photos, resulting in a cozy charmer that will leave readers awestruck.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967174822
  • Publisher: Carl R. Sams, II Photography, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Format: CD
  • Sales rank: 1,452,850
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2003

    Beautiful

    I am a mother of three, ages 2-6, and all three of my girls love to look at this book as much as they love to have it read to them. I also purchased the soundtrack on CD and we listen to it in the car all year round. The voices are creative and humorous and the music is wonderful. I even find myself humming the tunes! A must have classic you'll never get tired of.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    A delightful children's book will also be enjoyable for adults.

    I purchased this book as a Christmas present for my nephew's new step-granddaughter. Before I wrapped it, however, I decided to read a few pages. Those few pages turned out to be from cover to cover.<BR/><BR/>This was a wonderful book with a fascinating story and was it was beautifully photographed. I know we are in the age of Photoshop, digital manipulation and sometime we cannot believe what we are seeing with out own eyes, but the photographs were visually stunning in any event. <BR/><BR/>Young Iris, a precocious four year old, was captivated. So was her new great aunt.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    Great for toddlers Great for toddlers

    The rating section above didn't really apply to this children's book so one specific for children's books would be great.<BR/><BR/>My three toddler grandchildren (ages 2 & 4) love The Stranger in the Woods and we read it frequently! It's a story they can relate to and shows how woodland creatures respond to some unknown thing in their space.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2006

    Beautiful photographs

    I happened across this book at my local library and brought it home to read to my daughter. The pictures kept her interested much longer than most books and I liked the story as much as the photos too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2006

    More than a children's book

    My mom gave this book to me when I was 31. As a photographer I was amazed by the simple elegance of the book. Since then I have given this to many as a gift.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2005

    GREAT book for kids who stutter

    As a speech-language pathologist working in an elementary school, I read a lot of books. What I LOVE about this book is it is PERFECT for working with kids who stutter. Every form of disfluency is featured, providing a very natural opportunity to identify each type and talk about how to cope with it in positive ways.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Very good

    Fun for the little ones.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    A Beautiful story

    My son has Autism and this book is a tranquilizer. It is so calming and the photography so beautiful. The animals are so gentle and caring. It share a message about life, friendship and perception. My son may or may not get that part, he does get the snow and animals. Ether way if he is upset this beautiful story is blessing as he calms right down. Reading in a calm yet animated tone works well with children I have always found. This book is a perfect start to a bedtime or anytime you just want to feel good.

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  • Posted February 8, 2011

    Excellent

    My 2-year-old loves it!

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  • Posted August 7, 2010

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    A marvelous look at wild life by two excellent authors.

    This review is from: Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy
    Authors Sams and Stoick have put together a winner of a book. It combines their excellent photography and narrative skills into an engrossing story about a stranger who appears suddenly in the woods. Animals are used as the narrators and they wonder who this stranger is. His red hat and carrot nose and the food he has on his person soon make the animals comfortable with his presence. He provides them with needed food, which isn't all that available during the winter. I have donated this book and others by these same authors to school libraries. The entire series is well-written and worth getting for those little ones in your family, but adults will enjoy it as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    Destined to be an heirloom

    This beautifully photographed book forever captures the mystery of childhood and some of its discoveries that usually slip away with time. Now we have it to review over and over again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2010

    Kept Attention

    Bought as a classroom gift. The children in the classroom range from K-3rd grade. As the teacher read the book, I noticed it kept everyone's attention. Pictures are beautiful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2010

    Great gift

    I have given this book as a gift twice and both times I have received very positive feedback from the parents saying how much the children loved the book and the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2010

    Beautiful photographs!

    What a cute idea. . .we will try this with our children to help them appreciate the beauty of wild animals and nature!

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  • Posted January 3, 2010

    Awesome

    Bought this for my grandson. I read it and I am going to purchase one for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2009

    Must have

    Don't miss out on this book.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Wonderful book.

    I have the other book on deer that this couple wrote and photographed. I think it is great that the Snowman ended up being the stranger and not the deer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Great book

    This was a present for our grandson. The illustrations and story were great. Definitely happy with the book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2008

    Cute

    I love the pictures in this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2007

    Read this book!

    Read this book! The illustrations are awesome. The words make us feel like we are in the story. The animals talk funny!

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