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Creatures that Lurk in the Deep, Dark Forest -bookcover

By: Dale Gravett

Creatures that Lurk in the Deep, Dark Forest

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You think that the forest is empty and bare,with birds and squirrels, and deer and harethe only cute creatures that live happily there.But if you look closely at the trees and the leaves,you'll find many a thing in which no one believes.Some are quite harmless, but others are thieves,and worse things are lurking in forms that deceive.The beautiful forest is quite safe in the light,the really bad creatures tend to come out at night.Please enjoy the great forest and romp with delight,‘cause if you don't believe in them,they're barred from your sight.   A collection of Creatures and Critters who might inhabit Epping Forest and Loughton Camp, accompanied by nonsense verse and line drawings to aid recognition.
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  • Jamie Cowie-Shaw

    Creatures that lurk in the deep dark forest.

    I can only imagine that this beautifully written and wonderfully photographed book will be thrilling to readers of all ages.

    Paging through my copy of this glossy work was very much like wandering through an actual forest. The amazing clarity of the ghouls, fairies, monsters and critters found lurking in the peculiar bark and bough tree shapes in deep woods will entertain little and large explorers for years to come. The photographs are accompanied not only by a bounty of humorously entertaining text and rhymes, but also by quirky little drawings depicting ‘what the author saw’.

    This book will make memorably entertaining gifts for children and adults. The Forestry Commission, National Trust and the like should surely encourage sales of these books to encourage forestry walking … who knows what strange inhabitants YOU may find?

    Very well done, Dale Gravett. I do hope that you finally emerged from your critter hunts unscathed.

  • Jacqueline Eggleston. Head of Visitor Services, Epping Forest.

    "Creatures that Lurk in the Deep, Dark Forest" captures on camera that favourite forest past time of finding faces in the trees. Dale Gravett illustrates the creatures, adding rhyming verse always with a slightly dark edge, reminiscent of Edward Gorey.
    I read this with my children who were delighted with the slightly sinister images and begged for another trip to the forest to find more creatures themselves. Epping Forest is home to over 50,000 veteran trees which proved an endless playground of mythical and mysterious characters amongst the pollards.

    Matilda, age 7 says - I like seeing all the strange faces in this book because I always see pictures in the trees when I'm in the forest and I thought the rhymes were funny.

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