Charley Harper's What's in the Woods? A Nature Discovery Book

Charley Harper's What's in the Woods? A Nature Discovery Book
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Charley Harper's What's in the Woods? A Nature Discovery Book
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Artwork by Charley Harper. Text by Zoe Burke.

Hardcover smyth-sewn casebound book, with jacket. 32 pages with full-color illustrations throughout, from Charley Harper's Birducopia; the entire artwork is reproduced, with identification key, on a foldout page at the end. Size: 6 ½ x 6 inches.

ISBN 9780764964534

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"Text and image beautifully merge in What's in the Woods? and will serve to excite young readers about the natural world."ŚMichael Barton, Portland Book Review


In artist Charley Harper’s Birducopia, a wealth of birds, animals, trees, and plants are ingeniously portrayed, creating a complete environment of a woodsy park. Each creature and plant is extracted from the larger painting and silhouetted on the pages of What’s in the Woods? The accompanying rhyming text by Zoe Burke imagines a walk through the park, identifying the flora and fauna along the way. The journey ends with a foldout page of the complete image, with a key identifying all the animals and plants.

The first in Pomegranate’s series of Charley Harper Nature Discovery Books, What’s in the Woods? offers a unique opportunity to learn about nature and to examine how an artist interprets its details, beauty, and wonder.

Published by PomegranateKids®, an imprint of Pomegranate Communications. This item is CPSIA compliant: CPSIA certification form.


About the Artist

Charley Harper (1922–2007) made paintings filled with color, motion, and fun, and his careful study of each creature helped him simplify its form so that its unique personality shone through. His work has been treasured by art and animal enthusiasts alike for decades.

About the Author

Zoe Burke is a mystery and children’s book writer. She is the author of Lightning Bug Thunder (Firefly, 1998) and Jump the Gun: An Annabelle Starkey Mystery (Poisoned Pen Press, 2013).