Where once there was a wood

by Fleming, Denise, 1950-

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC FLEMING
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  J PIC FLEMING

A powerful poem and stunning, handmade-paper art encourage children to protect nature.

"Where once there was a wood,
A meadow and a creek . . . "

Inspired by events in her own backyard, award-winning author and illustrator Denise Fleming creates a poignant yet hopeful portrait of our disappearing natural environment. The last pages of the book teach children how to make a more "creature friendly" backyard, including information about what types of food, trees and flowers attract different kinds of animals. Where Once There Was a Wood also includes an informative bibliography for budding environmentalists, and suggests various projects that families can do together.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4^-7. Fleming celebrates wildlife in this beautifully illustrated picture book. The text is one long sentence strung out in fragments, telling of how things were before a housing development was built: "Where once there was a wood / a meadow / and a creek / where once the red fox rested and closed his eyes to sleep /. . . .where once there was a wood a meadow and a creek / sit houses side by side / twenty houses deep." Using her signature medium of papermaking with brightly colored cotton rag fibers, Fleming creates a series of striking spreads that show up particularly well from a distance. The textures and colors create appealing effects of dappled light and shadows. Four pages of appended notes, evidently aimed at adults and older children, tell how to plan a backyard habitat that welcomes wild creatures. Included are lists of plants that provide shelter and food and books that provide further information. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "PW called this plea for the conservation of wildlife habitats "a beautiful call to action." Ages 4-10. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Wildlife attracting -- Juvenile literature.
Wildlife conservation -- Juvenile literature.
Wildlife conservation.
Publisher New York, NY :Square Fish,2012
Edition First Square Fish edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780805064827
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