The Definitive Guide to

Over in the Woodland: A Mythological Counting Journey

Written by Nicole Abreu and Shar Abreu & illustrated by Susanna Covelli
Published by Familius
1234567
4.88 / 7.0
- Bookroo Rating
Goodreads Rating - 3.8 / 5.0
$16.99
List Price
3-8
Target Age
32
Pages
Picture
Book Type
Add to list

What Does Bookroo Think of This Book

“Magical illustrations accompany this introduction to mythical creatures sure to delight fantasy fans young and old.”

In the style of popular counting rhyme Over in the Meadow, Over in the Woodland takes readers on a journey from one to ten in a mythical woodland setting, showcasing creatures such as griffins, cyclops, mermaids, trolls, dwarves, fairies and more. At the rhyme’s conclusion, there is a two page spread giving some additional detail on each of the ten mythical species included to acquaint readers with some their primary characteristics. The Abreu sisters’ adaptation is pleasant and reads easily in the familiar cadence without feeling painfully forced to a mold. The dramatic style of Covelli’s illustrations has a rich and lush feel—complete with soft lighting and deep colors—and pairs perfectly with the mythical theme. The departure from classic children’s book depictions of the more commonly seen mythical creatures such as dragons and mermaids is notable and gives the reader the sense of truly being introduced to the mythical world.

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

Over in the Woodland, where the mythic creatures roam,

Lived a noble griffin pride that protects the Woodland home.

“Guard,” said the mother. “We will guard every home.”

So her young griffins flew where the mythic creatures roam.

With gorgeously detailed illustrations and rhythmic text, Over in the Woodland is a magical adventure sure to capture the imagination of readers young and old. Based on the classic children’s rhyme “Over in the Meadow,” this version replaces frogs and birds with mermaids, dwarves, centaurs, and other creatures of the Woodland realm. Count from one phoenix to ten griffins, and find the adorable baby griffin hiding on each delightful page!

What Kind of Book is Over in the Woodland: A Mythological Counting Journey

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

The Goodfather
Favorite pastime? Reading with my kids. Just finished Nana Cracks the Case!
1234567
5.0 / 7.0
The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
1234567
4.75 / 7.0

Book Lists That Include Over in the Woodland: A Mythological Counting Journey

Book Topics › phoenixes
Children's Books About Phoenixes
Book Topics › unicorns
Unique Children's Books About Unicorns
Book Topics › griffins
Children's Books About Griffins
Book Topics › mythical creatures
Children's Books About Mythical Creatures
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote Over in the Woodland: A Mythological Counting Journey

author
Nicole Abreu

Nicole Abreu grew up in California where her love of the ocean, sunshine, good books, and creativity began. She has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University where she studied early childhood development. She has been teaching in preschools for children of all abilities for over a decade. She is passionate about creativity and helping children use their imaginations. Nicole lives with her family near the mountains, where she has learned to embrace the cold and seek out the sunshine. Her favorite time is spent hiking, running, reading, and making creative messes with her husband and their five wildly imaginative children. Find out more at NicoleandShar.com

View Author
author
Shar Abreu

Shar Abreu love of writing began when she received her first diary on her eighth birthday, and it has grown ever since. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University, where she discovered that writing children’s literature was what she loved best. She spent more than twelve years helping create award-winning language and literacy software for young learners and is passionate about helping children find joy in reading. Shar lives in Utah with her artist husband and their four adventurous daughters Over in the Woodland is the first picture book she and her twin sister have written together.

View Author

Who Illustrated Over in the Woodland: A Mythological Counting Journey

illustrator
Susanna Covelli

Susanna Covelli was born in a small town in Piedmont, Italy, and she has always shown a creative attitude. When choosing her university career, she decided to move to Turin and study architecture at Politecnico. After having obtained an MA in architecture, she followed her passion for art and decided to attend a specialization course in both traditional and digital illustration at Scuola Iternazionale di Comics in Turin. There, she experimented with ink, acrylic painting, oil painting, pastels, watercolors, and Adobe Photoshop. Her art expresses her own imagination and inspiration from nature.

View Illustrator

What Has Nicole Abreu Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Nicole know that you want more details about Over in the Woodland: A Mythological Counting Journey! Try messaging Nicole on instagram (@nicoleabreudrysdale).

What Has Shar Abreu Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Shar know that you want more details about Over in the Woodland: A Mythological Counting Journey! Try messaging Shar on instagram (@sharabreupetersen).

What Has Susanna Covelli Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Susanna know that you want more details about Over in the Woodland: A Mythological Counting Journey! Try tweeting Susanna on twitter (@CovelliSusanna) or messaging Susanna on instagram (@susannacovelli_art).

More Books From These Creatives

Monster Train book
Susanna Covelli
Board book
Add to list

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked Over in the Woodland: A Mythological Counting Journey

Book Details

ISBN:
9781641702416
Publication Date:
May 1, 2020
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1641702419

Contribute to this page

Core Score - 51%
More than halfway there—keep going!
Depth Score - 15%
Just the barebones.
Improve this page
Are you the author or illustrator? Claim this page.