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Adventures with barefoot critters
White, Teagan, author, illustrator.
Publication Information:
Toronto, Ontario : Tundra Books, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Join an adorable cast of animal characters as they explore the alphabet through the seasons.
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From gathering honey in Spring to building cosy campfires in Autumn, these forest friends make the most of each season, both enjoying the great outdoors and staying snug inside. Learning the alphabet is fun when adventuring with these critters, and children and adults alike will delight in Teagan White's sweet, nostalgic illustrations. Fans of Deborah Underwood's The Quiet Book (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010) will love this adorable tale that takes readers on a year-long story adventure, from Spring to Winter, and from A to Z.

Author Notes

TEAGAN WHITE is a freelance designer & illustrator from Chicago, now living and working in Minnesota, where she earned her BFA in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2012. Her work encompasses intricate drawings of flora and fauna, playful watercolors of anthropomorphic critters, illustrated typography, and everything in between. Teagan lives in the woods across the street from train tracks and a fox den, and spends her free time scolding neighborhood squirrels, exploring forests, rivers, lakes, and swamps, picking wildflowers, and collecting animal bones. Adventures with Barefoot Critters is her first picture book.

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Booklist Review

In this unusual ABC book, friendly forest animals coexist, playing and doing chores throughout the seasons, as they ice skate in the winter, feed the ducks and plant a garden in the spring, frolic in mud in the summer, and rake leaves in the fall. Ample use of white space sets off the charming watercolor-and-gouache illustrations in muted colors. The many details on each page render a delightful glimpse into the animals' cozy lives. The horned lizard sails a paper boat down the river, the frog peeks out of the sand bucket, the moose collects honey, while a buzzing bee sketches a delicate hi with his flight path. Children will have fun discovering each creature's personality, such as the little mouse going nose to nose with a tiny worm, the raccoon and squirrel talking on a tin-can telephone, or the fox roasting a marshmallow around a campfire. Every decorated initial alphabet letter is surrounded by a different floral motif to replicate a medieval Book of Hours for little ones.--Gepson, Lolly Copyright 2014 Booklist

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