‘Deep in the Woods‘ by established author/illustrator Christopher Corr is a vibrant and contemporary twist on a classic Russian folk tale, ‘Teremok’.
This charming tale of kind-heartedness and overwhelming generosity, is brought to life by Corr’s almost fluorescent spreads and original characterisation of each animal.
Empty and just waiting to be occupied by the perfect inhabitant.
Soon enough the other woodland animals spot the house and they too want to live there.
The mouse kindly obliges. In moves the frog and the fox and the deer, to name but a few. But what happens when the great big bear turns up wanting a roof over his head?
The impact of Corr’s unique style of illustration jumps off each page and the essence of the story is captured with pops of neon pink, dazzling oranges and striking blues.
We couldn’t help but mention the end papers for this eye-popping picture book. They are a feast for the eyes and an overload of the senses. This is a book for collectors of art and a folk tale re-imagined for a younger audience.