Dec 12, 2019
Into The Forest
Posted by Anthony Browne

One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky In the morning Dad is gone and Mum doesn t seem to know when he ll be back The next day Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma Don t go into the forest, she warns Go the long way round Ages 6.

  • Title: Into The Forest
  • Author: Anthony Browne
  • ISBN: 9780744597974
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Into The Forest One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound A storm is breaking lightning flashing across the sky In the morning Dad is gone and Mum doesn t seem to know when he ll be back The next day Mum asks her


    Well, ok, I watched it being read aloud on youtube. The reader did a good job of making the boy's quest echo his anxieties but without making the listener feel terribly creeped out. Definitely for children old enough to know the original tales. Remember, it's the grandmother who planted the stories in the boy's imagination! Browne's art, as usual, is amazing. For example, the use of black & white sometimes, color others, is akin to that of the movie of The Wizard of Oz, but reversed. Discuss [...]

    Angela Treacy

    This is a beautifully illustrated book about a young boy who wakes up one morning to find that his Dad is nowhere to be seen. He asks his mother but she doesn’t seem to know either which increases the distress of the boy. Mum then asks him to take some cake to Grandma who is sick. The boy obliges but on his way to Grandma’s takes a shortcut through the forest, despite Mum’s warning not to. In the forest the boy meets several characters from other children’s fairytales and describes clear [...]

    Nojood Alsudairi

    A breath-taking picture book. It starts with the father leaving home, goes deep into the forest with the boy's mixed feelings and ends up by the boy taking his father back where he belongs. Going into the forest (the non real world) ,as the only colored object, shows us the boy's inside tormoile. finding a red jacket, just like red-riding-hood's indicates both danger and wormth. His grandmother's house is not that of a dangerous wolf's but of an end to his troubles. What not to love about this b [...]


    Solicité este libro en la biblioteca para practicar mi pronunciación del inglés, así que esperaba encontrarme con una historia súper tierna y liviana, pero no, la historia es perturbadora, en serio qué onda!!? Las ilustraciones, la abuela, el Papá qué hacía con ella. Asombrada

    Laura Rumohr

    Summary-Although the text in Into the Forest is minimal and somewhat simple, the book is intended for readers in grades 2-5. This story is based on the traditional Little Red Riding Hood story. It begins with a young boy who wakes up during a terrible thunderstorm. When he gets up he and his mother sit silently at the breakfast table wondering where his dad could be because he never came home. Then his mother asked the boy to go visit his grandma because she wasn't feeling well. Much like the tr [...]

    Amy Reid

    At the beginning of the story a boy discovers that his father is gone. It is a sad, disturbing story which highlights children's worries and anxieties. The boy's Mum asks him to take a cake to his Grandma's house. He decided to take the shorter route through the forest where he meeets characters that represent Hansel and Gretel, Jack, Goldilocks while the boy himself is playing the role of red riding hood. ALthough the illustrations would be quite scary to young children, they are very creative [...]


    A wonderful take on the traditional fairy tale story. Plenty of disguised features in the illustrations to look out for when sharing this book!


    A boy discovers that his father is gone and when he asks his mother she didn’t seem to know. The image of his mother and the boy appear very sad, so sad that it made me wonder what happened to the dad. The longing for dad to come home is significantly highlighted by the number of ‘come home dad’ signs which have been left all over the house by the boy.He takes a cake to his grandma’s house and decided to take the shorter route, for the first time, so he may have a chance of being home to [...]

    CH13_Caitlin Murphy

    The illustrations in this book had me turning back through the pages to find more details that I may have missed the first time around. While the general theme of this book is similar to the traditional Little Red Riding Hood story, Into The Forest has a deeper underlying message. It is told in first person by a boy who's father suddenly goes missing in the middle of the night. The next day the boy is asked by his mother to take a basket to his sick grandmother. Instead of taking the safe path, [...]

    Shifa Ahmed

    Into the Forest. By Anthony BrowneThis book is a beautifully illustrated retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, and along the way the reader uncovers characters and objects from other folk and fairy tales.The story is about a young boy who wakes up one morning to find his father gone. The boy’s mother did not know when his father would be back. His mother asks him to take a cake to his grandmother, but warns him not to take the shortcut through the forest. Obviously, he takes the shortcut, meets [...]


    Anthony Browne's illustrations are fabulous as ever, but I think he was 'smoking' something when he wandered into the woods.I see that he had fun with the various fairy tales making their entrance, but their purpose was a tad obscure. I'm interested in his thoughts on the boy being the only piece of colour (& the red coat) in the woods. Perhaps these were the only things that were real in the woods - everything else was imagination and nightmare. Dunno. Too odd. Still love those illustration [...]


    This is a tricky one. I'm really ambivalent about it, and I think I'd like to come back to it in a couple of years, when we are a little older. I generally like Anthony Browne's books, because there's always something interesting going on in them, and the illustrations are stunning, but at the same time his books can be eerie, and this one most certainly is

    Emmeline Guest

    A beautifully illustrated book that would make a good addition to a philosophical collection for children (if you happen to have one ). A lovely retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, reminiscent of Where the Wild Things Are in the sense that it takes one little boy on a n unforgettable journey through a mystical forest, while exploring childhood fears ,anxieties, and imagination .


    This is quite a gloomy, scary book. It takes a different spin on little red riding hood and has quite a different twist in the ending. I am not sure that I would use this during my teaching but may have it in the book corner, if I was in year 5 or 6. I did not really enjoy this book, but some children may enjoy it, however.


    3.5A book with lovely illustrations and an engaging story. Browne intertwines old faovurite fairytales with his own tale. Suspensful.

    Ely (Tea & Titles)

    Another picture book for class. This was okay, but nothing overly special.


    Shows what it's like to be anxious and a child. Brilliant.

    Lee Peckover

    Read this with my year 1 class. Reviews from the class were mixed. A lot of the children didn't like the story and after discussion a few of them decided they had read a lot of better books already this year.Some children were positive, discussing some of the nice pictures and the happy ending, but for the most part this was deemed average.For my own part, I did not think this was a great book for use in school. Very average.


    Este es de esos libros que juegan contigo, te hacen pensar que va a suceder una cosa y sucede otro muy distinta, no es predecible. Cada vez, me convenzo más que Anthony Browne es un maestro de la escritura y la ilustración, ademas leer sus libros requiere ser muy observador, fijarse en los detalles porque en ellos vas a encontrar partes claves de la lectura.

    Gloria Clayton

    While the artwork is not my preference I can appreciate the perspective of the boy throughout the story. Browne does a great job at creating sense of fear for the main character entering a forest. The connotations that the forest has as dark, mysterious, and spooky are demonstrated most prominently by the trees and the way they are drawn.


    Album assez pratique pour travailler les stratégies de compréhension en lecture de l'enseignement réciproque.De plus, les illustrations contiennent de nombreuses références à différents contes, ce qui rend l'analyse des images d'autant plus intéressante pour les élèves.

    Marta Pereira

    Uma ilustração MAGISTRAL!Os meus filhos até acharam que se tratava de fotografia!

    Shane Monroe

    I absolutely loved how the author wove in stories from famous fairy tales to create a new, unique story to the tune of Little Red Riding Hood. I really liked the use of color in the illustrations. Fantasy. 2004.


    It sure what to think of this book. This symbolism excepted me and my kids.


    The title of this book, Into the Forest, is posted on a gray sign, which is nailed to the trunk of a gray tree, along a white path that leads into a gray forest. Anthony Browne's own name is camouflaged in the gray of leaves at the bottom of the cover. Walking prominently, in full color, at the center of the cover is our main character, a nameless little boy. Browne invites us to walk with this boy through a family dilemma in this tale. And, typical of Browne's style, we have to navigate our way [...]


    Our main character, a young boy, wakes to find his father gone, and his mother unsure of when he will return. The boy is then given a basket full of treats and sent to his grandmother's with a firm warning to take the long way. He takes the short way in order to get the errand done quickly in case his dad comes back Along the way, the young boy encounters Jack, Goldilocks and Hansel and Gretel. He then finds a red coat and puts it on, which makes him feel like he is being followed. He arrives at [...]

    Elizabeth Menchaca

    This book tells the story of a young boy who wakes up and finds that his dad is gone and his mom does not know where he is or when he will return, he really misses his dad and is eagerly awaiting his return. The next day his mother asks him to deliver a cake to his grandmother, who is ill and even though he is scared he decides to take a short cut through the mysterious forest. Along the way he encounters strange people and experiences unthinkable things. He then recalls a story his grandmother [...]

    Jeff Fortney

    In Anthony Browne’s “Into The Forest,” he retells the old Red Riding Hood tale in his own special way.The title page shows the forest through a window with a “Come Home Dad” sticjer on it. The story begins with a scared little boy waking up in a storm and finding that his dad is gone…for who knows how long or where. He labels everything in the house with “Come home Dad” labels. As in Red Riding Hood, the boy is sent to Gramma’s house with a basket of goodies. He is also told to [...]

    Todd Strader

    Recently I read 20 picture book depictions of Little Red Riding Hood in preparing to write my own version. Of the twenty, several stood out to me as outstanding for one reason or another. This was one of those.Into The Forest by Anthony Browne was a standout for the way in which it treats the subject of anxiety. Anthony obviously knows what it is like to suffer from the irrational fears of anxiety. Something we experience in my family. He writes with understanding, in veiled artistry. If you hav [...]

    Nhi Le (The Literary Bystander)

    This can also be read on my blog The Literary Bystander. Oh my god, I never thought I'd be reading an Anthony Browne book for any of my uni classes (to be fair, I didn't think we'd be reading Game of Thrones or Twilight either, so there you go). Okay, admittedly I didn't take much note of the author until I found out that he wrote the Willy series (stop giggling, we're not twelve anymore) and I have pretty fond memories of reading those books, as well having them being read to me on Playschool b [...]

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