Hello, Little One

From the author of the beloved classic Old Turtle comes a heartfelt letter to all newborns, a warm and wise welcome to the world.

Inspired by the birth of his first grandchild, Douglas Wood offers this welcome—moving from “the silver hems of the clouds” to the “treasures of the soul,”—to any Little One newly arrived in the world, and to the family who loves them. These are words to be kept and returned to again and again, treasured for a lifetime, and are stunningly paired with the images of gifted photographer Katharina Wood, Douglas's own daughter-in-law.

Doug Wood of Sartell, MN Douglas Wood has been called Minnesota's ''renaissance man'' -- author, artist, musician, naturalist, wilderness guide. As an award winning writer of books for children and adults he has almost two and a half million copies in print, including the classics Old Turtle and Grandad's Prayers of the Earth. Douglas has read his books, narrated, and performed at the White House, New York's famed Lincoln Center, and other major performing venues around the country. Douglas is also an accomplished musician and composer. He performs his original, nature-themed music on guitar, banjo, and mandolin, often performing with his Wild Spirit Band. He continues to explore the relationship between the natural world and the human spirit. Douglas Wood lives with his family in a log cabin in the pines by the Mississippi River.

Marketing & Publicity
  • review copies sent to select parenting media outlets
  • author to speak at several engagements in the fall