By Paul Hoppe
Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811875479, 44pp.
Publication Date: May 2011
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"Paul Hoppe's "The Woods" sends its hero out among the trees to search for his lost bedtime bunny. The boy's bedroom quickly gives way, Sendak-style, to the Woods, where the boy confronts and overcomes a parade of scary things. He shares a night light with a fearsome and fearful bear; entertains twin giants with a goodnight story; and gives an achy three-headed dragon a hug.
What the story lacks in originality, Hoppe ("Hat," "Metal Man") makes up for with empathy and likability. There's a reason boys enjoy confronting big hairy monsters over and over again. " - The New York Times
"Readers looking for bedtime stories or tales involving sharing, bravery, or overcoming fear of the dark will be pleased with this endearing tale." - School Library Journal