A House in the Woods by Inga Moore

A House in the Woods

Written by Inga Moore

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Through its beautiful illustrations, this is a wonderful building story which captures all the joys of sharing. Two little pigs build themselves beautiful new homes. When away wandering in the woods, a moose and bear move in. The pigs are happy to share but their new friends are just too big for the houses! A solution is needed. Soon the four friends, helped by an army of beavers and fortified by a stack of peanut butter sandwiches, build a home that’s big enough for all. There’s much to look at in the busy illustrations while enjoying the tender and humorous story.


A House in the Woods by Inga Moore

Warm, rich and funny - a beautifully illustrated picture book from the prolific Inga Moore. When two Little Pigs leave their home-made huts one morning, two very large friends move in - Moose and Bear. It's very nice to have your friends stay, but not when they cause your home to collapse! The solution: build a house in the woods where all four of them can live together, little and big. With some help from the beaver builders and a lot of peanut-butter sandwiches, that's exactly what they do. This title includes full of idyllic woodland scenes and wonderfully expressive animal characters. Inga has sold over 1.5 million books for Walker Books. This is a gentle story of friendship with wry modern touches. This book is jacketed.


Moore's simple text is sprightly and inviting, with exclamations and asides that make the audience feel present and included. Her elegant yet cozily rustic illustrations are particularly effective, with delicate shading and crosshatching adding rich but subtle textures. The kind of kids who love to make forts and playhouses in the backyard or living room will find this especially appealing. This would work equally well for bedtime reading or group storytime; either way, youngsters (and their adults) will enjoy spending some time in this pleasant woodsy world.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)Moore's artwork for this appealing book has a timeless quality. Her pictures depict an inviting woodland setting and express the personalities of a group of animal friends who become an unlikely family. One can almost get lost in the full-bleed pages and spreads, many of which are wordless, evoking the peacefulness of the forest and the warmth of the animals

.--Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Inga Moore

Inga Moore has illustrated numerous classics to much critical acclaim, including Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost. Published almost 20 years ago, her title Six Dinner Sid continues to grace bookshop shelves and won the Smarties Book Prize. Inga lives in Gloucestershire.

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48 pages
Interest Age: 3 years +


Inga Moore
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th October 2011




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