A Walk in the Wild Woods by Lis Jones


A Walk in the Wild Woods by Lis Jones

Ruby is worried about the fox in the woods. Nonetheless she bravely agrees to go for a walk there with her father and her toy rabbit Rabby. As they walk she and her father talk about fox's appetite for rabbits and agree that the fox wouldn't be interested in chasing her. Unbeknownst to her, Rabby falls from her backpack and is spotted by the fox. Is this the end of Rabby? In a surprising and reassuring ending Rabby is returned to Ruby in the nick of time. This delightful and simply clever story about being afraid - a reworking of the theme of the classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt - has many layers that will stand repeated reading and discussion with young children. By the author and illustrator of Noah's Bed.


The illustrations are aglow with autumnal light and colour reassuring the reader that although fears are shared, this is a safe environment where nothing bad will happen. Early Years Educator A colourful storybook to share with children. Nursery Education A reassuring tale about facing your fears, as well as teaching some truths about the nature of nature. Junior The style of this book is typical Jones; a gentle rhythm, a cuddly friend and a nice surprise at the end. Coplestone's illustrations are charming and show more emotion in the characters than the text describes; perfect for children. A nice story. School Librarian A comforting story about how important it is to help small children confront their fears. Books for Keeps

About the Author

LIS JONES finds delight in words and images. She works in a community arts centre, where she aspires to share this enthusiasm with others. She is the author, under her married name Lis Coplestone, of Sunshine and Storm, Moonlight and Shadow (both Ragged Bears) and Noah's Bed for Frances Lincoln. Jim Coplestone studied Graphic Illustration at Exeter College of Art and completed an MA in Theatre Design. His rapport with children has led him to work as a primary school teacher, arts workshop leader and home-tutor and this is apparent in his lively ink pictures. He lives in Symondsbury, Dorset. Jim's books for Frances Lincoln are Noah's Bed, Animals Aboard, Seven for a Secret, A Walk in the Wild Woods and The No-No Bird.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

6th May 2010



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