There’s lots going on in the woods …Olly the horse is tired of waiting to turn into a unicorn like his friends. Lionel the lion is terribly embarrassed by his hair- loss. And Red the fox won’t come out of her hole because the wedding cake she spent hours preparing has been gobbled up. In these three interlinked stories, Olly, Lionel, Red, and their friends work together to find creative and fun solutions to each other’s problems, and each story ends with the creatures chanting “Be happy now!”
Thereza Rowe’s quirky illustrations are stylish and contemporary. Paired with these upbeat stories, they have an extraordinary energy that will appeal to children and their parents.
Ms. Rowe’s prose is simple, sweet, and full of sparkle that keeps children smiling until the very end… Use this book to open discussions about friendships, helping others, team work, improvising, or simply finding ways to be happy.
— Picture Book Depot
Thereza Rowe is a Brazilian illustrator and designer based in London. She is the author of four books for children: In the Woods, Mister Pip, Hearts, and Sticker, Shape, Create: A Sticker Art Activity Book.