Light in the Forest

(4 customer reviews)


By Holly Carr

Light in the Forest, by acclaimed Canadian artist Holly Carr, is a picture book filled with beautiful paintings of forest animals. It offers an inspiring message to children struggling with anxiety: “Do not be afraid. I am not afraid.” During a time when many children are struggling with the fear of the unknown, Light in the Forest is an important and timely book.

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ISBN: 978-1-77058-995-7 Category: Tags: , , , ,

Light in the Forest is a book filled with beautiful paintings and an inspiring message designed to help children struggling with anxiety and fears find a way out of the darkness by following the light. In Light in the Forest, Holly uses her beautiful paintings of forest animals to help children struggling with anxiety and fear.

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 19.05 × 22.86 × 0.5 cm

Holly Carr


Hard cover, 9"X10", 48 pages

4 reviews for Light in the Forest

  1. Sylvia McNicoll

    Stunning illustrations of wildlife accentuate a timely message: Do not be afraid, you are not alone. he eyes of of the raven, hare deer etc, represent the unknown to the reader but once the full animal is revealed, the narrator declares themselves unafraid. Even if it is a bear growling or a linx lurking.

  2. Kezia Calvert

    I read this book to my 5 year old daughter and she loved the unique selection of animals accompanied by the visually stunning tapestry of the forest at night. By the end of the book she was able to chime in with the “I am not afraid” mantra. This book successfully addresses the important concept of fear in a very beautiful way. I highly recommend this book to anyone with young children.

  3. Emily Seddon

    The imagery in this book is amazing. There are many different animals featured here and I love the message behind the book. There is no complex storyline or thoughts, so this book is perfect for small toddlers as well. My 5-year-old loved it as much as my 1-year-old.

  4. Lisa Doucet, Co-manager of Woozles Children’s Bookstore

    Lush, light-infused illustrations that are richly textured and intricately detailed bring a myriad of woodland creatures vividly to life in this magnificent new picture book from this beloved artist. But readers must find their way to the light: at first, there is eerie darkness and each animal appears to be sinister and menacing until you turn the page to see things differently. With the repeating refrain of “Do not be afraid” followed on each subsequent page by “I am not afraid”, readers of all ages are invited to face the darkness and look beyond the surface to see the beauty that was there all along. It is an elegant, poetic look at fear in the face of uncertainty and a promise that even in the midst of dark times and shadows, there is light and hope.

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