Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Deradoorian $5 Off Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Gear Up for Football Deal of the Day
Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.95
  • Save: $5.10 (30%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Over in the Forest: Come ... has been added to your Cart
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by hglbest
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Fulfilled by Amazon. Eligible For Free Shipping. Former library edition with minimal id, otherwise a very nice unmarked, clean copy with a strong, square spine. Light wear.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek Hardcover – March 1, 2012

26 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$11.85
$10.75 $6.09

Press Here
Press Here
Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey. Each page instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next. Hardcover | More for ages 3-5
$11.85 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek + Plush Treehouse with Animals - Five (5) Stuffed Forest Animals + Who's in the Forest?
Price for all three: $52.03

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

. . . As in her previous titles, there is a nice balance between math and the animal information. . . . Dubin's paper-collage, colored-pencil and pastel artwork is filled with gorgeous textures that echo the natural world of the forest. . . . none can argue with the educational value, nor the fun what will she tackle next? --Kirkus Reviews (January 2012)

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Lexile Measure: 620L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dawn Pubns (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 158469162X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584691624
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 10.5 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #923,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Award-winning Children's author, Marianne Berkes has spent much of her life as a teacher, children's theater director and children's librarian. She is listed in "Something About the Author," "Who's Who in American Education" and "Who's Who in America" and has published eighteen informational picture books, with three more in progress.

Marianne lives in Hobe Sound, Florida, where the cacophony of sounds she hears from the pond in back of her home served as the inspiration for her first book, "Marsh Music" published in 2000. She is a favorite presenter at schools and literary conferences nationwide, reading her award-winning books and talking about her publishing adventures.

Before moving to Florida over twenty years ago, Marianne was an early childhood educator in New York, and also directed children's theater. Music, theater and writing have been a constant in her life and she puts all this to good use in her "interactive" picture books and apps. Visit her web site at www.MarianneBerkes.com


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Wayne S. Walker on March 13, 2012
Format: Paperback
Do you know what baby opossums are called? Based on the rhythm of the folk song "Over in the Meadow," author Marianne Berkes's latest counting book in rhyme presents various forest animals and their offspring, from a mother beaver and her "little kit one" to a father red fox and his "little kits ten," including a shy mother `possum and "her little joeys three," all beautifully portrayed by Jull Dubin's cut-paper illustrations. In addition to the reinforcement of learning how to count, children are introduced to the different creatures and their babies. Following the tracks of these ten woodland animals, young readers will become acquainted with how to leap like a squirrel and dunk like a raccoon. And, of course, you know what the nine little skunk kits do, don't you?
To help make the book interactive, there is a hidden animal at each opening for youngsters to hunt and find. And to provide even more educational value, there are pages in the back with further information about the temperate forest ecosystem, the hidden animals, and the main animals pictured, along with tips from the author and the illustrator, and finally the complete song with both music and words. Over in the Forest will be a delight for young and not-so-young nature lovers. Other Dawn Publications books in the "Over" series by Berkes include Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under; Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme; Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef, all three of which I have previously reviewed; and Over in the Arctic: Where the Cold Winds Blow.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Green Frog on February 6, 2012
Format: Paperback
Marianne's book allows children to move from passive to active learning as they count and sing and share in the excitement of each new forest animal discovery. Young readers will be delighted with every turn of the page.
- David Alexander, author, Hop Into Action, The Amphibian Curriculum for Grades K-4 & Buzz Into Action, The Insect Curriculum for Grades K-4.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nancy H on February 19, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Marianne and Jill have created another outstanding book for young children. Counting, rhyming, searching for hidden animals are a terrific way for children to learn about familiar and not-so-familiar forest animals. What a delight to share with boys and girls!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KDM121 on January 5, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is my third book by Berkes. I got the jungle one for my oldest, ocean for my middle, and forest for my youngest boy. Their nursery's were designed with a jungle, ocean, and forest theme so naturally they each needed a corresponding counting book. The illustrations are beautiful and my boys love the rhymes. Great books.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kt on January 22, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
These are great in my music classroom. Familiar melody and add a lot of good rich vocabulary. I love that it is a simple structure with a higher vocabulary and reading level. GREAT for those second graders I have with a higher reading level.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By June Parrilli on February 29, 2012
Format: Paperback
Once again, Marianne creates a faction book that is rich with teachable moments. I especially love this one because of the forest setting, one of my favorite nature settings. Science lessons can be tied in to the ecosystem, nocturnal animals, eating habits, camouflage and more. Counting and simple math lessons are easy to generate from each illustration and older students can solve more complex problems using multiplication and such. Reading and writing teachers will find loads of springboards to lessons including rhyming words, poetic meter, and synonyms.

Of course, all this is wrapped up in one gorgeously illustrated book. The artwork is just superb. The artist, Jill Dubin, puts life into her paper animals and illustrates Mariannes words lovingly.

As with Marianne's other books, this one is stocked with rich factual information in the back of the book, so much that a student could use this as a reference for an animal research project.

The music and lyrics along with great author and illustrators tips can also be found in the back of the book as well.

I am a school librarian and I know not only will this appeal to the kids but to the teachers at the various levels as well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
Question: How much does my little boy love this book? Answer: I've had this book for about ten days and have read it easily over twenty times. Simple Answer: A whole lot.

Just like every other Over In... book by the talented Marianne Berkes, this one is set to the tune of Over in the Meadow. That premise make this an easy book to read to toddlers. Not to give anything away, once again, I learned something from Marianne Berkes' text.

The illustrations are delightful. My favorite part, though, is the ascending number of animal tracks, because I learned something from the illustrations.

Any time a book entertains a child and educates an adult, it is a winner.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Carol Curley on March 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
The newest Marianne Berkes book, Over in the Forest, is a refreshing walk through the woods. The familiar lyrical rhyme of her other books and the cut paper illustrations, bring the cool forest animals into your home. Children will delight in counting the animals, their tracks and discovering hidden animals on each page. Accompanying the story are tips from the author, the illustrator, recommended websites, and wonderful facts. This book does not disappoint, it can be used on many levels. Younger students will love to sing along and count, while older students will learn much about the forest habitat. Extension activities will intrigue all ages. This book is a great addition to any library.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek
This item: Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek
Price: $11.85
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?