Look What I Found in the Woods

Nosy Crow. Apr. 2021. 32p. Tr $14.99. ISBN 9781536217230.
K-Gr 2–Three children embark on an adventure in this picture book devoted to the natural world. Each child observes a discovery in a way that reflects the enthusiasm of real-life kids engaging with nature. “Look what I found” is repeated throughout the text as the trio explores the woods; marvels at a variety of trees; and studies twigs, bark, leaves, seeds, and critters. Search-and-find questions support visual literacy, and sidebars detailing forest facts will encourage budding botanists. The main text provides just the right amount of information for the intended audience—not too much and not too little. This informational title mirrors a fun-filled hike in the woods. The author’s note cautions readers to collect only the things that lay on the ground in order to protect plants and animals. The bright, digitally rendered illustrations are cheerful. One child is drawn with black hair and brown skin; one child is drawn with pale skin, red hair, and glasses; another child has pale skin and light brown hair.
VERDICT A useful resource for kids and families who seek to have their own outdoor adventures, or for teachers and librarians who want to introduce features of informational text to kindergarten and primary grade students.

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