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Beware the Deep Dark Forest - Sue Whiting

Beware the Deep Dark Forest

By: Sue Whiting, Annie White (Illustrator)

Hardcover | 1 October 2018

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Only the courage of a small girl can overcome the dangers of the Deep Dark Forest.

Beware the deep, dark forest! You should never, ever go in there . . . Rosie has always followed this rule until the day her pup Tinky goes missing in the woods. So Rosie decides to trek into this dangerous, muddy place. But there are many obstacles along the way - including a huge grey wolf, a scary ravine and a ferocious troll!

Book features :
  • A whimsical tale from award-winning author, Sue Whiting, for courageous readers aged 3 to 6.
  • Luminous illustrations in the style of the classic fairy tales by illustrator Annie White capture the innocence, the curiosity and the cleverness of young Rosie.
  • A picture book for kids who love scary-but-funny stories about courage, bravery and friendship.

About the Author

Sue Whiting lives and works in a sleepy coastal village near Sydney, where she spends her days dreaming up adventures for her characters and trying to write them down. Sue has written numerous books in a variety of genres: fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA, including the bestselling The Firefighters, and the award-winning A Swim in the Sea. Her Nature Storybook Platypus, illustrated by Mark Jackson, was a CBCA 2016 Notable Book. A former primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children’s literature, Sue is a highly experienced speaker who loves sharing her passion for story and storytelling, reading and writing with people of all ages. She also works as a freelance editor, writing coach and mentor.

About the Illustrator

Annie White is an illustrator living in Melbourne, Australia. She has illustrated over 60 books for children and her distinctive images have appeared in jigsaws to murals and many other places. Beware the Deep, Dark Forest is Annie’s first book with Walker Books Australia.
Industry Reviews
Beware the Deep Dark Forest captures just the right amount of creepiness with the rewarding inclusion of excitement and adventure and a strong female character determined to get her hands dirty and tackle the tough stuff. This is how you face your fears for children from age four. * Boomerang Books *
White's illustrations are sumptuous and enhance the text; I particularly liked the double page spread where Rosie is twisting vines in readiness for her ravine crossing. * Sharon Greenaway Reviews *
This is one of those wondrous books that will excite the imagination of daring children. * Kids' Book Review *
Readers will follow the paths of the vines on the endpapers, again, alluding to Sleeping Beauty, or Beauty and the Beast, encouraging them to recall other folk tales they have heard. A wonderful read aloud, Beware of the deep dark forest will be read over and over by everyone who sees it. * ReadPlus *

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