The Woods

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Chronicle Books, May 4, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 44 pages
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Being afraid of the dark doesn't mean being afraid alone. When a boy can't find his favorite stuffed bunny, he bravely heads into the woods to look for it. Instead, he finds a big, scary brown bear! But the bear is just lonely, so the boy shares his night light and forges ahead with his new companion, until...they run into two frightening giants! As the boy continues on, he comes across other seemingly menacing creatures, but finds that—like him—they're just looking for some comfort and security before bedtime. Simple text and classic European style meet a fresh, modern twist in this delightful picture book.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The night light is on and the bedtime story firmly in the young narrator's grasp, but stuffed bunny is nowhere to be found! There's only one thing to do: He has to go into the woods, which are ... Read full review

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A young boy is troubled by the loss of his bunny he sleeps with each night. In his youthful narration the young boy tell his story about his search and expedition to retrieve his lost bunny. Through his time in the woods he runs into new creatures and meets wild animals. In this colorful adventurous story by Paul Hoppe, the boy gives a sense of strength to his readers. Determination and a little imagination can make for a good nights sleep.  

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About the author (2011)

Paul Hoppe is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in various publications, including the New York Times and the New Yorker. Raised in Germany, he now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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