A perfect fall read for the very young. It celebrates the joy of nature and the close companionship of a grandpa. As a child, the author loved to explore neighborhood parks, and learned to love animals and the changing seasons.
— Parents Kids Magazine (September 2008)
If your family is big on hiking but you have a reluctant toddler, My First Hike by Catherine Maria Woolf may just be the answer! This beautifully illustrated board book begins with “I want to stay home.” But at the end of the story, the little boy goes with his Grandpa on his first hike. There, to his surprise, he discovers the vibrant world of nature.
— Kids Vermont Magazine (April 2009)
A young boy doesn’twant to go for a walk with Grandpa. In fact, he wants to go home. But that’s before he discovers how much there is to see and do in the woods. Web-building spiders, waterfalls, and green frogs make the forest a fun place to be. It’s so much fun the boy asks to come back tomorrow.
— Wild Animal Baby (Nat. Wildlife Fed.) (April 2009)
My First Hike is a board book written and illustrated by Catherine Maria Woolf. The text is simple and heartfelt and tells about a grandfather taking his grandchildren on their first hike. I recommend this original board book, 3 out 5 books.
— ChildrensAuthorBook.blogspot.com – Lily Erlic (July 16, 2008)