Charley Harper's What's in the Woods? A Nature Discovery Book
“Text and image beautifully merge in What’s in the Woods? and will serve to excite young readers about the natural world.”—Michael 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.