Look What I Found in the Woods

by Moira Butterfield (Author) Jesus Verona (Illustrator)

Look What I Found in the Woods
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Open your senses to a world of wonder by taking a walk through the woods!Set off on an outdoor adventure and find natural treasures, from prickly pine cones to swirly snails' shells, then learn more about the plants and creatures of the forest in this fact-filled guide to the outdoors.

School Library Journal

K-Gr 2--Three children embark on an adventure in this picture book devoted to the natural world. Each child observes a discovery in a way that reflects the enthusiasm of real-life kids engaging with nature. "Look what I found" is repeated throughout the text as the trio explores the woods; marvels at a variety of trees; and studies twigs, bark, leaves, seeds, and critters. Search-and-find questions support visual literacy, and sidebars detailing forest facts will encourage budding botanists. The main text provides just the right amount of information for the intended audience--not too much and not too little. This informational title mirrors a fun-filled hike in the woods. The author's note cautions readers to collect only the things that lay on the ground in order to protect plants and animals. The bright, digitally rendered illustrations are cheerful. One child is drawn with black hair and brown skin; one child is drawn with pale skin, red hair, and glasses; another child has pale skin and light brown hair. VERDICT A useful resource for kids and families who seek to have their own outdoor adventures, or for teachers and librarians who want to introduce features of informational text to kindergarten and primary grade students.--Gloria Koster, formerly at West Sch., New Canaan, CT

Copyright 2021 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

Three children explore and collect things from the forest floor in this multitasking picture book. . . The book's detailed, varied illustrations and useful information for beginners invite readers to linger over the pages and to use the book as a companion in the natural world. . . A versatile and irresistible invitation to explore the outdoors.
—Kirkus Reviews
Moira Butterfield
Moira Butterfield is an internationally-published children's book author. Her work includes picture books, fiction and highly-commended non-fiction books that seek to spark a child's imagination about our world.

Jonathan Woodward always wanted to make a living from his artwork. As a child, he was always known as the arty one. Today, Jonathan specializes in creating wildlife illustrations in a cut-paper collage style both with recycled magazines and digitally.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
April 20, 2021

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