In this complete collection of bedtime tales, beloved storyteller Thornton W. Burgess takes young readers to the Green Forest to enjoy the adventures of Peter Cottontail, Mrs. Quack, Jimmy Skunk, Danny Meadow Mouse, and many other woodland friends. The chapters are generally short--the perfect length to read as a bedtime story. For older readers looking for something different to share with children, or for new readers beginning to tackle "chapter books," these tales provide excellent practice in reading that will leave children begging for more.
Thornton W. Burgess was a conservationist who wrote thousands of stories reflecting his fascination with wildlife and concern for nature, teaching generations of children gentle lessons about life, ecology, and respect for the environment, all based on his own real-life observations of the natural world. His engaging tales offer a fascinating look into a complex and beautiful place that any child may then want to explore more fully. As humanity faces the daily loss of animal species, stories that encourage young readers to learn about and respect the creatures of the natural world deserve our renewed attention and respect.
Each book in this collection features a charming illustration by Harrison Cady, twenty in all, with another dozen thrown in just for fun. This volume is printed on acid-free, archival-quality paper for long life and durability.