|Hunters of the great forest|
Author: Nolan, Dennis
A band of hunters goes off on a mysterious but worthwhile expedition in this wordless picture book.
Kirkus Reviews (09/01/14)
School Library Journal (+) (08/01/14)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+) (00/12/14)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 08/01/2014 K-Gr 2—In this wordless picture book, insect-sized explorers set off from their village to go on an adventure. Along the way, they must overcome several perils, such as a hungry blue jay and an angry chipmunk. Though teamwork and blind luck, they arrive at their destination, an unguarded bag of marshmallows, and take one back to their village for a feast. Nolan's illustrations are wonderfully detailed and textured, from the jagged roots and tree bark the group climbs to the wings of the dragonfly that soars overhead. His work with shadows is exceptionally impressive; as the characters run for their lives, the hunters' oblong shadows accentuate their various actions. However, very young readers may be frightened by the team's antics, as the backyard animals that chase the travelers come across as monsterlike. Overall, this is a good adventure story that's silly and original. Fans of David Wiesner's imaginative works may want to give it a try.—Peter Blenski, Greenfield Public Library, WI - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.