Item description for Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy (Nature) by II Carl R. Sams, Jean Stoick & Carl R. Sams II...
Overview The animals that live in the woods wonder about the strange figure with a carrot for a nose and nuts and seeds for a face that appears mysteriously one snowy day.
Publishers Description Who is this Stranger? Why did he arrive after a winter storm and what wonderful surprises does he bring?
Your children will love this photographic fantasy created by two noted wildlife photographers.
You'll discover this tale is beta-carotene for the spirit in everyone.
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Studio: Carl R. Sams II Photography
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 9.7" Height: 0.4" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2000
Publisher Carl R. Sams II Photography
ISBN 0967174805 ISBN13 9780967174808
Availability 18 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 27, 2017 04:43.
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More About II Carl R. Sams, Jean Stoick & Carl R. Sams II
Carl R. Sams II is a wildlife photographer and co-author of the New York Times best-selling "In the Woods" series of children's books.
Carl R. Sams currently resides in Milford Milford. Carl R. Sams was born in 1951.
Carl R. Sams has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy (Nature)?
fantastic Apr 21, 2008
My 3yr old son wants to read this everyday. Even now that it is spring and the snow is long gone. Great book.
GOOD WINTER READ FOR THE LITTLE ONES Apr 19, 2008
My goodness! While this seems to be, overall, a very popular book, and rightfully so, it is absolutely fascinating trying to figure out just what folks want. Some of the negative reviews here whine about the quality of photography. Some grouse about the quality of the text. Some seem to have their noses bent out of shape that photographs were used rather than paintings. This just goes to show that you cannot please everyone in every way. Anyway......
I felt Stranger in the Woods was excellent! I am one of those that found this work to be absolutely delightful. I note that this book has received around 19 awards so far, and while awards are not the beginning and the end of a good book, they do give some indication that someone, somewhere likes the work. Yes, this work is made up of actual photographs of wild life. The primary feature is deer but we also have a wonderful owl, doves, muskrat, squirrel, porcupine, rabbits, chickadees, mice and a cardinal featured. There are also some of other furry and feathered critters here and there, but they seem to be "extras."
One morning the animals discover a stranger in their woods. As word goes out amongst the animals, they begin to gather and investigate. A snowman, with a carrot nose, nut eyes and seeds stashed here and there make this new stranger quite popular very quickly. I personally found the text to be quite nice, very crisp and fit perfectly with the wonderful photographs of the wildlife inhabiting this particular area of the woods.
This is a great read along for children and a wonderful picture book for them to just gaze at. I liked the way the authors have given us excellent and cute instructions on how to build one of these eatable snow men and point out what a great project this is for the little one.
I suppose a book like this is a matter of natural taste and that as parents or care givers, you should know what your children will and won't like. Personally, I liked the book and have read it to quite a number of the little crowd. I have yet to have a child that did not like the work and when all is said and done, that is what counts. I did not have one child complain about the quality of the techniques used in the photograph, nor, I might add, point out where the syntax could have been improved if this or that was done. Go figure.
A Mom's Choice Awards Recipient! Mar 20, 2008
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Enchanting! Feb 29, 2008
My grandchildren and I read this book over and over. They loved it when they were younger and re-read it this year at ages 10 and 12. I'm giving it to younger family members now. I recommend it highly--it's a lovely book to enjoy with your children.
Beautiful Photography Dec 26, 2007
I would love to own this book myself. The photography is so gorgeous. Pictures are crisp and clear. The story is so perfect with the pictures. It would be great for anyone of any age that appreciates great photography with a wonderful story line. I purchased it for my grandson for Christmas. May just have to get myself a copy.