On the Other Side of the Forest by Nadine Robert, illustrated by Gérard DuBois / ISBN 9781771647960 / 72-page hardcover, 8.5 x 11.25 inches, from Greystone Kids
A 2021 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book
“Absorbing storytelling.”—Publishers Weekly starred review
“[On the Other Side of the Forest] feels like a vintage gem.” —New York Times
What’s on the other side of the forest? A young rabbit and his father are determined to find out in this modern picture book that “feels like a vintage gem” (New York Times), calling to mind the tender work of Beatrix Potter.
Some say that wolves, ogres, and giant badgers live in the forest beside Arthur’s house. That’s why no one ever goes in there, to see what’s on the other side. But one day, Arthur’s dad has an idea—a magnificent idea! Build a tower to look over the treetops! But a magnificent idea takes a lot of work. Will the villagers join and help them? And when the tower takes shape, what will they see on the other side?