Forest, What Would You Like? (Hardcover)

By Irene O'Garden, Pat Schories (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823423224, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2013

List Price: 16.95*
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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 is a playwright, performer, poet, and picture book author. Honors include a Pushcart Prize and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award. She lives in New York State's Hudson Valley.

Pat Schories, also a Hudson Valley resident, is a best-selling illustrator as well as an acclaimed author-illustrator. Her books have been included on the Texas 2 x 2 Reading List, as well as the Best Children's Books of the Year annual list designated by the Bank Street College of Education. The National Science Teachers Association-Children's Book Council Joint Committee selected one of her books as an NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12.