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Children's Fiction Environment

I Hear You, Forest

by (author) Kallie George

illustrated by Carmen Mok

Publisher
Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Sep 2021
Category
Environment, Mammals, Imagination & Play, Values & Virtues
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771647366
    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
    $22.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2

Description

Kids will look forward to their next nature walk after reading this playful yet calming book about wonderful forest sounds.

The forest has lots to say… if you listen. 

When a child steps into the forest, her ears are open and her heart is too. She listens carefully and hears marvelous things. She hears the rustling of leaves sharing their secrets. She hears a beetle balancing on a branch. And the more she listens, the more she learns.

I Hear You, Forest is a perfect book for outdoor education, classroom learning and homeschooling, helping to teach: 

  • Empathy and connection with all living things
  • Mindfulness and appreciation with the world around us 
  • That the forest is full of magical sounds—you just have to listen!

About the authors

KALLIE GEORGE works as an author and editor in Vancouver, and she holds a master's in children's literature from the University of British Columbia. In addition to writing and editing, Kallie is a speaker and leads workshops for aspiring writers. She finds all eggs enchanting, even ordinary ones.

WEB: www.kalliegeorge.com

ALEXANDRA BOIGER grew up in Munich, Germany, where she studied graphic design, and then began a career in feature animation, allowing her to work for Warner Bros. UK and DreamWorks. Since transitioning to children's book illustration, she has worked on numerous popular titles, including the Tallulah series. She lives with her husband and daughter in northern California.

WEB: www.alexandraboiger.com

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Carmen Mok is a studio-art graduate of the University of Waterloo, and a crafts and design graduate of Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. Her books include Waiting for Sophie by Sarah Ellis, Look at Me Now by Carol McDougall and Shanda LaRamee-Jones, and Ride the Big Machines in Winter. She recently illustrated Grandmother’s Visit by Betty Quan, which was named an Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature Picture Book Honor Title, was on the shortlist of the IODE Ontario Jean Throop Book Award and was selected for the Ontario Library Association Best Bets List. Carmen lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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Editorial Reviews

“A whimsical tale of a child who listens hard in enjoying the woods. Every spread features onomatopoeic text that simulates the sounds of trees, leaves, animals, and other living things … A good reminder that a stroll through the woods should provide lots of opportunities to slow down and notice.”
Kirkus Reviews

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