Project Description


In the Woods

by Elizabeth Spurr
illustrated by Manelle Oliphant

Simple and evocative language and charming illustrations describe a boy’s trip in the woods.

In this gently rhyming board book, a young boy catches a fish, cooks it over a roaring fire, and camps with his father, who plays the banjo as his son falls asleep.

Elizabeth Spurr and Manelle Oliphant together create a perfect sit-in-your-lap reading experience for toddlers.

Format: Board Book
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-582-9
Publication Date: 9/1/2012
Page Count: 22
Size: 5-7/8″ x 6-1/2″
Age Range: 1 – 3
Language: English
GRL: B, Gr K
Themes: Camping, Rhyme, Woods
BISAC 1: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
BISAC 2: JUV029000 JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General


“Peachtree Publishing is making a splash with their latest board book additions that we think are the cat’s meow. Perfect for children embarking on their first camping trips this summer…” ―CATS Meow, Baker & Taylor

“Sparse, alliterative rhyming text tells the story with masterful charm, along with the delightful, cheerfully realistic illustrations.” ―Midwest Book Review

“The combination of setting, story and sights is enchanting as the illustrations bring a smile to your face and place you right next to the babbling brook or the warm glow of the camp fire…this tale will have little ones locked on in wide eyed wonder as their curiosity about nature grows…and will even work as a bed time treat with the sleepy time ending.” ―Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

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“Cute soft colored pencil drawings make this a sweet book to read to your baby/toddler. If you are a fan of In the Garden by the same author/illustrator team then you’re going to want to grab this one to add to the collection!” ―Butterfly Wishes and Wonderland Dreams

“Makes for a charming introduction to themes of family, fishing and camp fires. Spurr and Oliphant have done little kids a service with the lively wording and illustrations of a boy and his dad sharing a camping trip. Their adventures are a great way to share some of the joys of camping with the babies and toddlers in your life.” ―Children’s Bookstore

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Meet the Author

Elizabeth Spurr holds a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. A former newspaper editor, she is the author of a number of children’s books. You can visit her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Manelle Oliphant is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho and an artist and illustrator. She lives in Utah. You can visit her website here.