Forest, What Would You Like?

Forest, What Would You Like? Cover

Forest, What Would You Like?

By Irene O'Garden; Pat Schories (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823423224, 24pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2013


In this heartfelt poem, the forest announces its wish-list for every season including sun, mice, and a slug in summer; fruit, song, and spicy smells in the fall; snow, an icy river, and maple sugar in winter; and rain, moist soil, and flowers in spring. And all year long, it wishes for people planting trees and most of all children rambling, sniffing, and laughing.

Irene O'Garden wrote this ode to nature from the responses of four hundred children plus some of her own to the question, Forest, what would you like?

About the Author
Irene O'Garden has published books for adults "Fat Girl as well as for children "Maybe My Baby under the name of Irene O'Dook, with photos by Paula Hible, and her poetry has appeared in many literary jourrials. She loves going through the car wash!

Pat Schories's engaging illustrations of the puppy Biscuit are modeled on her own dog. In addition to having illustrated all the Biscuit books, she is also the artist and author of He's Your Dog and Mouse Around. Ms. Schories lives in Cold Spring, NY.