A House in the Woods

by Inga Moore

A group of animal friends (two pigs, a bear, and a moose) decide to build a house... read more

A group of animal friends (two pigs, a bear, and a moose) decide to build a house big enough for all of them to live together. They bring in Beaver Builders (the Beavers request payment in peanut butter sandwiches), and work begins with everyone pitching in. Walls go up, windows and doors are fitted, and a trip to the junkyard yields everything needed inside. Inga Moore’s whimsical picture book is light on plot but heavy on charm. Cozy, appealing illustrations invite young readers and listeners right into the forest clearing where the timber house rises. The soft, soothing palette of the art is a perfect match for a quietly detailed narrative, and both words and pictures offer a few delightful surprises. A picture book perfectly pitched for bedtime sharing ends with the four friends snugly ensconced in their new home. “Good night, Bear. Good night, Moose. Good night, Little Pigs.” (Ages 2–5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012

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