Hush Hush, Forest
by Mary Casanova, woodcuts by Nick Wroblewski
University of Minnesota Press, 2018
Award-winning author, Mary Casanova, brings readers another story that introduces young readers to nature. Hush Hush, Forest introduces late-fall moving into winter where animals prepare for the cold. Rich with forest animals preparing for winter, parent and child can discuss the season’s changes and how animals adapt. She also sprinkles in other changes, including lengthening shadows, hummingbirds that fly to warmer breezes, and the colorful Northern lights. The woodcuts give the story a rustic, down-home ambiance to comfort tired souls. Written in a gentle lyrical voice, it is perfect for bedtime.