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Kids Can Press: Spring 2022

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  • Other Formats

    9781771389303 Hardback, Picture book, $18.99
  • Reading Levels

    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: E Lexile measure: AD320
  • Sales Rights

    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
  • Supply Detail

    Distributor: Hachette Book Group USA Availability: Available On Sale Date: May 03, 2022 Carton Quantity: 54 $12.99 CAD
    $9.99 USD
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My Forest Is Green
By (author): Darren Lebeuf Illustrated by: Ashley Barron
Darren Lebeuf ,

Illustrated by :

Ashley Barron

Imprint:

Kids Can Press

ISBN:

9781525309250

Product Form:

Board book

Form detail:

Picture book
Board book , Picture book
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2, Reading age 3 - 7
May 03, 2022
$12.99 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

7in x 7 x 0.6 in | 0.56 lb

Page Count:

32 pages
Kids Can Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Seasons
 
First & Best List, Toronto Public Library 2019, Winner Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2019, Winner OLA Best Bets, Ontario Library Association 2019 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children`s Book Award, Ontario Arts Council 2020, Short-listed
  • Short Description
A boy explores his urban forest, then interprets it through his art. With art supplies in tow, a young boy meanders through the forest near his home. A keen observer, the boy sees his forest as both “fluffy” and “prickly,” and as both “crispy” and “soft.” It's also “scattered and soggy, and spotted and foggy.” His forest is made up of many colors --- but he decides that “mostly it's green.” Each aspect of the forest inspires a different kind of art: charcoal rubbing, rock art, photography, sponge painting, snow sculpture, cut-paper collage. With every new day in the forest, there's a new way to capture it! Such a delightful nature companion is sure to awaken the artist in every child.
With art supplies in tow, a young boy explores the urban forest near his home, then interprets what he sees with his art. The boy is a keen observer who uses poetic, rhythmic language to describe the diversity he finds through all four seasons. His forest is both “fluffy” and “prickly,” “dense” and “sparse,” “crispy” and “soft.” It's also “scattered and soggy, and spotted and foggy.” His forest is made up of many colors --- but he decides that “mostly it's green.” Each aspect of the forest inspires the boy to create a different kind of art: charcoal rubbing, rock art, photography, sponge painting, snow sculpture, cut-paper collage. To this artist, there's always something new to discover, and to capture! In this delightful picture book, Darren Lebeuf, an award-winning photographer, encourages small children to look closer at and appreciate the nature that surrounds them. And by providing such a broad range of ideas for artistic expression, it's sure to awaken the nature artist in every child. Bright, deeply textured illustrations by Ashley Barron bring the forest and the boy's artworks to vivid life. This story provides an excellent depiction of nature-based education in an outdoor classroom. The specificity of the concrete and abstract adjectives used in the text works as a perfect complement to primary science lessons on investigating, comparing and identifying the physical characteristics of plants and animals. This book also makes for an enjoyable, lyrical read-aloud.

Darren Lebeuf is an award-winning photographer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a background in design and visual communication. Darren has done numerous illustration projects for schools and charity organizations and also teaches illustration courses. He is also the author of My Forest Is Green, My Ocean Is Blue and My City Speaks.
Ashley Barron has illustrated several picture books, including My Forest Is Green, My Ocean Is Blue, My City Speaks and Birthdays Around the World. She enjoys teaching art classes and presenting her books to libraries and schools. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her partner and their three cats.

Nature and art intertwine in this multifaceted homage to the beauty and creativity that surrounds and resides within each of us. - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

... a success on many levels ... - Quill & Quire, starred review

A lovely celebration of all things green ... - School Library Journal

... a simple, satisfying tale that's just in time for spring. - Booklist

... offers gentle encouragement to get outside, observe carefully, and create joyfully. - Publishers Weekly

... wonderfully captures how a curious young artist uses all sorts of different art techniques and mediums to bring the natural world into his city space. - The Globe and Mail

... stunning ... - CM Magazine

A joyful celebration of the natural realm awaits all who enter this book. - Canadian Children's Book News

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