Walk in the Wild Woods

Walk in the Wild Woods Cover

Walk in the Wild Woods

By Jim Coplestone (Illustrator); Lis Jones

Frances Lincoln Children's Bks, Hardcover, 9781845079567, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2010


Ruby is worried about the fox in the woods. Nonetheless she bravely agrees to go for a walk there with her father and her toy rabbit Rabby. As they walk she and her father talk about fox's appetite for rabbits and agree that the fox wouldn't be interested in chasing her. Unbeknownst to her, Rabby falls from her backpack and is spotted by the fox. Is this the end of Rabby? In a surprising and reassuring ending Rabby is returned to Ruby in the nick of time. This delightful and simply clever story about being afraid - a reworking of the theme of the classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt - has many layers that will stand repeated reading and discussion with young children. By the author and illustrator of Noah's Bed.

About the Author
Jim Coplestone is an artist, illustrator and sculptor who has illustrated many acclaimed children's picture books. His first collaboration with Laurence Anholt was Seven for a Secret, praised for its sensitive treatment of the relationship with a grandparent, and bereavement. Since then he has illustrated Animals Aboard and The No-No Bird with Andrew Fusek Peters, and A Walk in the Wild Woods with Lis Jones. He lives in Charmouth, Devon.CHRIS JONES has reported every Rugby World Cup for theEvening Standardsince 1987 and is celebrating 30 years of covering England at international level in November 2013. A former Chairman of the Rugby Union Writers? Club and the Lawn Tennis Writers? Association. He was a member of the 1995 Rugby World Cup MediaOrganising Committee. He lives in London."