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Summary: This photo-book story captures the interaction between the animals in winter and a snowman enjoying a day in the woods. This is a board-book version of Stranger in the Woods
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 0 to 4
Reading Level: 1
Age of Child: Started reading with child at 3 1/2 years old.
Young Reader Reaction: Our preschooler LOVED this book. It transitioned quickly from being a favorite read for Mom and Dad to read, to one s/he wants to "read" herself. All her bedroom friends have been introduced to the friends in the wood.
Adult Reader Reaction: The photography is stunning. After lots of readings you begin to realize how many "takes" the story must have gone through … making it worthwhile for the adults, too.
Pros: The story is simply presented and the authors often let the pictures speak for themselves.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! And buy Stranger in the Woods, too. This version offers great learning and enjoyment opportunities.