Woodland Creatures


Children - Preschool
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 11/29/2010
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Author Biography

Born in Lynn Masssachusetts 1955, Aunt L lived throughout New England in her early years. Eventually her family settled in the woods of Vermont where she attended high school and college. Most summers were spent with her family camping throughout New England and Canada.

Living in the forest exposed her to many creatures of the woodland. Hiking through the trees, it was not uncommon for her to rescue a stray or injured animal and bring it home. She has had many unusual pets including a skunk, a raccoon,a ferret and a bull frog. She spent much of her youth learning about and living with wildlife.

After college, she journeyed to Tokyo, Japan to teach English to school children. This was a highlight in her life. The students she taught were from age three up to age 53. She spent most of her free time traveling the countryside and learning about the Japanese culture. She even hiked to the top of Mount Fuji.

When she left Japan, she moved to New Orleans, Lousianna for a few years. After which she moved again. This time to Denver, Colorado, where she raised her son. Together they hiked and camped in the Rocky Mountains and watched marmots playing on the hillsides.

Now residing in Las Vegas, the grounds around her home are recognized as a "Backyard Habitat."

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lynette Fowlston for Readers' Favorite

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Aunt L is a wonderful new author that has written this gorgeous book, Woodland Creatures, for young children ages 4-8. Each page depicts a different woodland animal. The animals in this book are the bunny, grey squirrel, bull frog, chipmunk, garter snake, butterfly, porcupine, blue jay, raccoon, white tailed deer, horned owl, beaver, woodchuck, hawk red fox, opossum, mallard duck, brown bear, badger, river otter, puma and skunk.

The book has short, rhyming poems about each animal. Little ones are sure to love not only the poems but the absolutely beautiful illustrations. The butterfly page shows two pretty butterflies and three caterpillars on a tree branch. The poem says,

"FLOAT FLOAT FLOAT
LOVELY BUTTERFLY
SHINING BRIGHT AGAINST THE SKY
FROM A CATERPILLAR YOU ARRIVE
COLORS AND SHAPES HELP YOU SURVIVE"

These are learning poems. This is an excellent book for a baby shower or as a gift for a young child.

What I love most about this book is the attached CD. The child can listen to Aunt L read the poem when mom or dad's voice is tired. Preschoolers will love turning the pages of the book as Aunt L reads and soon the preschooler will have memorized each woodland animal and the related poem.

This is a definite 5 star paperback book that will grow with your child.