A House in the Woods by Inga Moore

A House in the Woods

Written by Inga Moore
Illustrated 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.


This is the most beautiful picturebook ... The text has humour, but the softly lit illustrations are glorious ... The ethos of the book is as gentle as its images: animals work together, are hospitable and polite, honour promises, share chores and settle quietly and cosily a night. Reading A House in the Woods makes you want to live there. -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times A House in the Woods is a stunningly illustrated children's book... This charming story is perfectly brought to life by Inga Moore's beautiful illustrations in browns, oranges and greens, which make this book a must-have for autumn. She has previously illustrated for The Wind in the Willows and The Secret Garden, and her distinctive and atmospheric pictures will make A House in the Woods a permanent fixture on children's shelves. -- Stacey Bartlett We Love This Book website Dedicated to beavers, who are the fastest and the best builders in the world, this book is set in an atmospheric woodland world ... A simple tale brought to life in stunningly detailed pictures to return to time and time again. Carousel Words are really just a distraction in Inga Moore's fabulous A House in the Woods...All you want to do is drink in the detail of Moore's unparalleled artistry: the dappled light of the forest, the expressive posture of the animals. Children will spend hours pouring over it - but they're not having my copy. -- Dinah Hall The Sunday Telegraph A delightful story...the detailed drawing make this soothing story all the more magical, with no baddies, no shouting - just a happy ending! Junior This book reawakens the vivid pleasure of reading as a child. Independent

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: From 4


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Publication date

4th October 2012




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