Lost in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick is an adorable story about life in the woods for a fawn left on his own. A doe must leave her child alone so that danger will not find him, which it won’t because he doesn’t have a scent. Not only can kids learn about nature and why animals behave how they do, they also can see when it is wise to listen to parents. The fawn meets a number of other young animals along the way while stretching his legs, and while he does have moments of trepidation, he remembers his mother’s words and remains calm and hides.
My daughter enjoys photographs, particularly ones that are vibrant and have animals. This is a good book for her because it has a simple story with a lesson, but also eye-catching images that will keep her riveted to the story. At the back, there are more surprises, as the authors have created a game of find our lost friends, challenging kids to go back through the photographic pages to find animals hidden among the flowers and trees.
Lost in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick is beautifully rendered. It’s a wonderful story with sounds and sights to behold, and there are games afoot in the tall grasses for your own young fawns.
About the Authors:
Carl R Sams II and Jean Stoick are professional wildlife photographers from Milford, Michigan. Their images have appeared in hundreds of national and international publications. Honored recipients of the People’s Choice Award for the best of show 11 times at major wildlife exhibits, Carl and Jean were also the first photographers ever to be honored as featured artists at a major wildlife art event. Find out more about them on their Website.