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Down in the Forest by Yvonne Morrison
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Down in the Forest (2004)

by Yvonne Morrison, Jenny Cooper (Illustrator)

Other authors: Olive A. Wadsworth

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The rhyming story, a New Zealand equivalent of "Down in the Meadow" is fun and also educational, but it is the illustrations by Jenny Cooper that really make this book a delight. Her charming, whimsical art brings our wildlife to life. ( )
  LemurKat | Sep 12, 2013 |
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Yvonne Morrisonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Cooper, JennyIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Wadsworth, Olive A.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Down in the forest, seeking shelter from the sun, lived a brown mother kiwi and her little kiwi one.
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The traditional tale Over in the Meadow is a classic. In Down in the Forest the author takes this structure and retells it featuring native forest flora and fauna. Down in the forest, seeking shelter from the sun, lived a brown mother kiwi and her little kiwi one. Sleep!" said the mother. "I sleep!" said the one. So they slept all day in their shelter from the sun.

Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Russell Clark Award 2005.
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