The Deer Watch by Lowery Collins and illustrated by David Slonim
A quiet, contemplative book that celebrates the wonder of nature and wildlife and the bond between a father and child. A father and his son, on vacation at a cottage on the shore, go out very early one morning to catch a glimpse of the local deer population. They see other wildlife as they walk to the woods, including an egret, a pheasant, and rabbits. The moment when a doe and her two fawns appear is a magical one for the boy, that he will always remember, when “our two worlds crossed for just a magic while.” With lyrical prose and lovely oil color illustrations done in an impressionistic style.