Into the Forest


I usually buy Anthony Browne’s books as soon as they come out; for some reason Into the Forest slipped by me. Browne’s illustrations and use of color pulls the reader into the story and leaves you begging for more. The basic story is about a boy wondering about his dad’s whereabouts.  The boy’s anxiety comes through right away. His mother asks him to take a cake to his ill grandmother. During his journey he comes upon a boy selling milk, an inquisitive girl, two lost children, and a mysterious red coat.  Readers will draw parallels to Little Red Riding Hood. Nothing in this story is as it appears!

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