Hard to believe this is Marc Martin's debut picture book. Stunning.
'There once was a forest.'
are the words adorning the first page - surrounded by beautifully simple trees in a delightful array of green and brown hues.
The 'thick, lush woodland' gradually attracts the attention of well meaning people. They replace what they take. However greed takes over ...
Simply told the environmental message in Martin's picture book is clear, vivid and effectively told with charm and grace.
Marc Martin's illustrations are wonderful. The watercolour clouds and the whimsical trees, contrast with the bright yet imposing buildings of the city.
Perfect for very young listeners who will be charmed by the simple message, and those absorbing illustrations.
A Forest made the CBCA 2013 shortlist for New Illustrators - you can view the all the shortlisted children's books here.