Into the Woods: A Woodland Scrapbook

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9780060264437: Into the Woods: A Woodland Scrapbook

A collection of facts and fiction about the woods.

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Loretta Krupinski has illustrated several children’s books, including Dear Rebecca, Winter Is Here by Jean Craighead George, The Irish Cinderlad by Shirley Climo, and her own Into the Woods: A Woodland Scrapbook. She has also illustrated one other book in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro. She successfully grew all the bean plants pictured in this book. She lives on the coast of Maine.

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A personal nature diary from Krupinski (Bluewater Journal, 1995, etc.) that includes drawings of familiar woodland plants and animals, as well as nature lore, folk tales, and observations, all in brown typeface that resembles hand- lettering. The overall effect is a charming clutter that does not always distinguish between superstition and science: ``When the woolly bear caterpillar is more black than brown, the winter will be worse. However, brown at both ends means a mild winter.'' There are few warnings, e.g., when she mentions that ``the shape of a snake's head is sometimes used to identify whether it is poisonous or not,'' she does not tell readers that if they are close enough to observe the shape of a snake's head, they may already be too close for safety. The lilac fairy (as part of an explanation of fairy rings) may be too cute for some naturalists, but others will find Krupinski's delicate approach an airy, refreshing alternative to more exacting accounts. A walk in the woods, touched by whimsy. (index) (Picture book. 7-11) -- Copyright 1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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