I Hear You, Forest
- ISBN: 9781771647366
- Tags: Carmen Mok, Children's Books, Children's Picture Book, Diverse Books for Kids, Kallie George, Picture Books,
- Dimensions: 10 x 8
This playful yet calming book about wonderful forest sounds is the perfect gift for introducing kids to loving—and respecting—the natural world around them.
The forest has lots to say… if you listen.
When a child steps into the forest, her ears are open and her heart is too. She listens carefully and hears marvelous things. She hears the rustling of leaves sharing their secrets. She hears a beetle balancing on a branch. And the more she listens, the more she learns.
I Hear You, Forest is an excellent resource for outdoor education, classroom learning and homeschooling, helping to teach:
- Empathy and connection with all living things
- Mindfulness and appreciation with the world around us
- That the forest is full of magical sounds—you just have to listen!
Book #1 in the Sounds of Nature series! This picture book series about listening to nature explores different ecosystems, including forest, ocean, and mountain soundscapes. It encourages mindfulness, outdoor education, and social-emotional learning, as readers join the characters in using their imaginations to hear the many things nature has to say.
Kallie George is an author and picture book editor who has written numerous acclaimed books for children. She grew up on the Sunshine Coast in BC, where she spent her days roaming the forests and listening to all the sounds within. Now, she and her husband have made a home in the woods so that her son can do the same.
Carmen Mok studied studio art at the University of Waterloo and design at Sheridan College. Her illustrations have been published in magazines across Canada and the U.S., as well as in greeting cards, stationery, and children’s home accessories. She has now decided to dedicate herself to children’s book illustration, and she has received several illustration awards, including the SCBWI Canada East People’s Choice Portfolio Award for Illustration in 2017 and 2018, as well as the Storyteller Award in 2018. Carmen is the illustrator of Grandmother’s Visit, written by Betty Quan; Violet Shrink, written by Christine Baldacchino; and A Stopwatch from Grampa, written by Loretta Garbutt. She currently lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.