Picture Book Review: My Hike in the Forest

My Hike in the Forest by Neecy Twinem
My Hike in the Forest 
by Neecy Twinem

4 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

This children’s picture book takes the reader along for a hike in the woods, searching for animal tracks, noticing interesting plants and animals, and exploring through the streams and bushes and trees. Each two-page spread focuses on one animal or group of plants, with a story that follows the hiking trail, and little factoids about the animal/plant written in a border around the edges of the page. 
The illustrations are full of smoky greens and browns of the forest with little detailed sketches along the border that depict each factoid. On every page, the reader can search for hidden deer tracks, which lead to the final page of the book when the hikers encounter a white-tailed deer! I love picture books with hidden things to look for!

I loved how the main story flows along, but you can also stop and read the interesting facts for more information about each forest dweller. For a younger child, you could only read the main storyline, and for an older child, you could stop and read the extra details too.

I like that the writing pulls your attention to particular details in the illustrations, like the specific shape of a flower petal, or the coloring of a bird’s wings. It really makes the reader look closely at each page and learn something new!

There is one page with a snake on it!! And I’m scared of snakes, so I skipped that page. But maybe other readers would be interested to learn about snakes. Not me!

I thoroughly enjoyed this delightful book with its soft illustrations and thoughtful writing. I would recommend this book for readers ages 5-10.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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