Looking for Peppermint: Or Life in the Forest (Hardcover)

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A young girl shares stories and facts about the woods near her home while catching up with her mischievous dog, Peppermint.

When her dog Peppermint wanders off, this little girl isn’t too worried; they both know their way around the woods. On her way to find Peppermint, she regales us with stories and information about the area, from encounters with spiny porcupines and protective mother coyotes all the way back to the mile-thick glaciers that shaped the landscape. Parts of the story are highlighted with art-within-art glimpses of the girl’s journal, where she’s captured her exploits in drawings.

Author-illustrator Maxwell Eaton is back with another genre-bending picture book full of fun facts and witty asides. Detailed illustrations bring wild critters to life and keep the reader guessing what’s next. Any young reader with an interest in science and the natural world will want to hike out into the forest with Peppermint and her humans.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

About the Author

Maxwell Eaton III wrote and illustrated Bear Builds a House and Bear Goes Sugaring, which received three starred reviews, as well as the The Truth About series, Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals. This series includes The Truth About Dolphins, The Truth About Hippos, The Truth About Elephants and The Truth About Bears, which received multiple starred reviews. He lives in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State with his partner and two children.

Praise For…

★ "The best kind of nature walk, with an entertaining guide out front, and yet one more blurred line between fiction and nonfiction that offers children more than the sum of its parts."—School Library Journal, Starred Review

"A sweet pick for blossoming naturalists."—Booklist
"A mix of the informative and the homey . . . visually inviting and intellectually stimulating."The Horn Book

"An educational forest tour. . . ."—Publishers Weekly
"Ambitious and engrossing, this field guide may inspire young readers to do some wandering of their own."—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780823452088
ISBN-10: 0823452085
Publisher: Neal Porter Books
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English

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