Where Once There Was a Wood

by Denise Fleming

When a wood, meadow, and creek vanish due to modern development of the land, the... read more

When a wood, meadow, and creek vanish due to modern development of the land, the flora and fauna are also directly affected. Children will notice more animals, birds, reptiles and plants than the few named in the brief, lyrical text of a provocative picture book. The final four pages contain detailed directions for creating a family backyard wildlife habitat. Fleming's trademark illustrations were created with cotton rag fiber. The bold shapes and distinctive full-color images can be easily seen in a large group setting. (Ages 5-10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996

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