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Forest Baby
By (author): Laurie Elmquist Illustrated by: Shantala Robinson
Laurie Elmquist ,

Illustrated by :

Shantala Robinson


Orca Book Publishers - Victoria



Product Form:

Board book

Form detail:

Picture book, Self-covered
Board book , Picture book, Self-covered


Juvenile: Age (years) 0 - 2, Grade (CAN) P, Grade (US) P, Reading age 0 - 2
Mar 20, 2018
$10.95 CAD


7in x 7 x 0.5 in | 280 gr

Page Count:

24 pages


full color images
FSC certified – mixed sources C106973
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Science & Nature / General
Early years: nature and animals|Baby books|Children’s / Teenage general interest: Nature, animals, the natural world|Children’s / Teenage general interest: Sports and outdoor recreation|For children c 0–36 months
Bank Street College of Education Children's Book Committee Best Children's Books of the Year 2018, Commended
  • Short Description
A lyrical board book that introduces baby to all the natural wonders experienced on a hike through the forest.
A forest-filled journey for baby.

From a carrier, a baby peers out at the trail.

Leaves rustle overhead, and a turtle stretches toward the sun. Everything shimmers with light, including the jeweled wings of a dragonfly and the star-shaped lilies. This delightful board book takes the reader on a hike accented by the soft sound of footsteps on the trail and grounded by the rhythmic rocking of mother and baby moving through the forest. Travel along on their serene journey with Laurie Elmquist's lyrical verse and Shantala Robinson's warmly painted collages. A beautiful book that will be treasured by anyone who loves the outdoors.

Laurie Elmquist is the author of several books for young readers including Where's Burgess? which was short-listed for both the Chocolate Lily Award and the Silver Birch Award. She holds an MA in Literature and creative writing from the University of Windsor in Ontario and has been published in several magazines and anthologies. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Contributor Website

Shantala Robinson has been drawing voraciously since she was a child. She currently works in the field of illustration and graphic design, selling artwork and working on commissioned pieces. She draws and paints in a variety of styles but tends toward using multimedia to collage her pictures. Shantala is passionate about literature and travel, gaining inspiration from her exploration of strange and fantastic environments both fictional and real. She believes the world can be a wondrous and magical place and tries to recreate that sense of adventure in her artwork. Shantala lives in New Westminster, British Columbia, with her family.

Contributor Website

"The idea of a baby in a carrier lovingly exploring the outdoors with their mother is a pleasant and soothing one, and the illustrations do a good job at displaying their happiness and the warm excitement of discovering nature, including a variety of creatures." - Resource Links

"A magical encounter with nature. A vicarious walk in the woods." - Kirkus Reviews

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