HomeBooks by SubjectEnvironment & EcologyForest Has a Song, by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater — Giveaway

Forest Has a Song, by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater — Giveaway

The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 3, 2013

ForestHasASongEnter to win a copy of Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s Forest Has a Song; illustrated by Robbin Gourey.

Illustrated in gorgeous full color, Forest Has a Song is great for Earth Day or Poetry Month (both in April!).

Giveaway begins April 3, 2013, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends April 30, 2013, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 6-9

Hardcover: 40 pages


A spider is a “never-tangling dangling spinner / knitting angles, trapping dinner.” A tree frog proposes, “Marry me. Please marry me… / Pick me now. / Make me your choice. / I’m one great frog / with one strong voice.” VanDerwater lets the denizens of the forest speak for themselves in twenty-six lighthearted, easy-to-read poems. As she observes, “Silence in Forest / never lasts long. / Melody / is everywhere / mixing in / with piney air. / Forest has a song.” The graceful, appealing watercolor illustrations perfectly suit these charming poems that invite young readers into the woodland world at every season.

About the Author

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s poems have been published in several anthologies, and her first two poetry collections for children – FOREST HAS A SONG (Clarion, 2013) and READING TIME (WordSong, date TBA) – are soon on the way. Amy is also co-author – with Lucy Calkins and Stephanie Parsons – of the forthcoming grade 2 book, POETRY: BIG LESSONS IN SMALL PACKAGES (Heinemann, March 2013).

On most days, you can find Amy in her cozy old farmhouse in Holland, NY with her husband, their three children, and many pets (maybe even foster kittens!) When not chasing pets, she also travels around the US, teaching about writing workshop, various genres, and how to confer with students. In 2013, Amy will present at IRA, TLA, ALL WRITE!, and the Paramus Writing Institute.

Website – www.amylv.com
The Poem Farm Blog – www.poemfarm.amylv.com
Sharing Our Notebooks Blog – www.sharingournotebooks.amylv.com

This giveaway is closed.

Prizing courtesy of Blue Slip Media.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • Thank you very much for offering a giveaway of this, my first book, here on your site. I truly appreciate it! Yours, AMy

    April 3, 2013
  • Congrats to Amy in her first book.
    Carol L

    April 24, 2013
  • Congratulations to our lucky winner, Sandra Bon! Your book will be on its way very soon. Enjoy!

    May 2, 2013

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