Lost In The Woods: A Photographic Fantasy by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick

Source: Purchased — gift from cousin
Hardcover, 48 pgs.
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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.

Mailbox Monday #356

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Here’s what I received:

Lost in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick for my daughter from my cousin.  Thank you!

A colorful springtime tale of trust, patience, and waiting for one’s time. Woodland creatures are concerned for a newborn fawn they believe is lost. Lost in the Woods: The Movie is now available on award-winning DVD.


Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson for review from William Morrow in January.

It’s the spring of 1924, and Lady Helena Montagu-Douglas-Parr has just arrived in France. On the mend after a near-fatal illness, she is ready to embrace the restless, heady allure of the City of Lights. Her parents have given her one year to live with her eccentric aunt in Paris and Helena means to make the most of her time. She’s quickly drawn into the world of the Lost Generation and its circle of American expatriates, and with their encouragement, she finds the courage to pursue her dream of becoming an artist.

One of those expats is Sam Howard, a journalist working for the Chicago Tribune. Irascible, plain-spoken, and scarred by his experiences during the war, Sam is simply the most fascinating man she has ever met. He’s also entirely unsuitable.

As Paris is born anew, rising phoenix-like from the ashes of the Great War, Helena realizes that she, too, is changing. The good girl she once was, so dutiful and obedient, so aware of her place in the world, is gone forever. Yet now that she has shed her old self, who will she become, and where, and with whom, does she belong…?

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