Children’s Ebook Review: The Deep and Snowy Wood by Elwyn Tate


The Deep and Snowy Wood by Elwyn Tate

Age Range: 2 and up

Print Length: 24 pages

Publisher: Elwyn Tate (November 26, 2012)

Source: Bought for my Kindle

Rating: 5 stars


A deer, a squirrel and a mole know a secret.

know that once a year a very special person plays a brief visit to the
Deep and Snowy wood. Who could this special person be?

See if you can guess.

The Deep and Snowy Wood is a Christmas/Winter picture book.
Told in rhyme it tells the story of 3 animals making their way through the wood.

The other animals of the wood are curious and follow the three to see what they know.

At the end the happy secret is revealed.

My Thoughts:

This is an absolutely beautiful picture book! I love the artwork and the
simple, rhyming text. My kids love reading this book. They like all the
animals and the appearance of Santa and the Nativity. It is a great
picture book to read around Christmas.  Seriously though, beautiful artwork.

Get The Deep and Snowy Woods ebook for $1.99!

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    Adriana Garcia
    May 24, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    The crows in the picture look kind of cute but my mind is screaming "they have no legs!" or whatever their feet are called… Happy you loved it 😀

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      May 25, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      I think their legs are tucked underneath them for warmth 😉 I hadn't noticed that until you pointed it out.

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    May 24, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    The illustrations are beautiful, especially(?) considering it is an ebook. I guess I have seen quite a few with pictures that didn't seem "special" enough, but this is really lovely.

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      May 25, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      My thoughts exactly. It seems like most ebooks come with mediocre pictures. But this one had both good writing and great pictures.

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    November 4, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    As an illustrator myself, I'm somewhat of an "illustration snob" when it comes to children's picture books. Most self-pubbed authors are terrible illustrators, or they hire amateur artist and subsequently end up with awful looking books. But Elwyn Tate is not only an exception, he's actually created one of the most visually beautiful books I've ever read.

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      November 6, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      I agree! Most self-pubbed authors sell themselves short with the illustrations, but the art is gorgeous in this book!

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