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Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy (Nature) Hardcover – November, 1999
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Instead of the typical cartoon characters, Stranger in the Woods displays actual photographs and heartfelt words that offer an enlightening message on two levels. The photography is awesome...they set up their camera in a clearing of the woods near a snowman. The snowman was complete with hat, gloves and a carrot nose.
The bluejays, owls, chickadees, squirrels, porcupines, rabbits, field mice, cardinals...and, yes, children are all captured on film...checking out this marvelous snowman. But the most endearing creatures are the deer, who came to investigate, and eat the carrot nose.
The photos and text teach appreciation of nature and integrity of all beings. Most of all, Stranger in the Woods instills and encourages a message of love and compassion for our children to learn early in life. It is no wonder that Stranger in the Woods won the prestigious Ben Franklin Award as the best children's picture book of 2000.
In this reviewer's opinion, Stranger in the Woods should be read by adults as well. You see, Carl Sams and Jean Stoick deliver the message that there is more to living than greed and power. And that is, we share our planet with others, and the others don't always walk on two feet!
The major publishers strive to publish books that match what 'everyone wants' or that they perceive 'will sell' - the next Stephen King, or the yet another copy of a successful book.
It takes something like "Stranger in the Woods" to push the boundaries of what is 'good' in the publishing world. NOW that it is successful, we'll get a lot of major publisher copycat versions.
This is beautifully photographed and doesn't even need to be read to be enjoyed. I'd recommend that if you like this book, you check out other Benjamin Franklin Award winners! PMA (Publisher's Marketing Association) picks out the 'best of the independent publishers' so you KNOW you are going to get a great book when you find the Benjamin Franklin Award on it.
A couple of books I've read recently that are Benjamin Franklin Winners would include "The Blacksmith's Gift" by Dan T. Davis/Matthew Armstrong and the illustrated books by Christopher Canyon ("The Tree in the Ancient Forest", "Sunshine on My Shoulders").
But that's just a start! Get "Stranger in the Woods", the books above, and I think you'll agree that buying "Benjamin Franklin Award Winners" will be a wonderful experience in book exploration!
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It begins for a mature audience but quickly moves into a wonderfully conceptually worded children's tale. Photography matches the senses created by words. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Persop
This beautiful little book should have a space on everyone's book shelf. It is more than a children's book and can be enjoyed by readers of all ageses.Published 4 months ago by Ruth M. Pommier
Fantastic pics & a teaching story. Love it! Have given several as gifts.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer