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Step Gently Out (edition 2012)

by Helen Frost, Rick Lieder (Photographer)

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Title:Step Gently Out
Authors:Helen Frost
Other authors:Rick Lieder (Photographer)
Info:Candlewick (2012), Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:NetGalley
Rating:*****
Tags:picture books, poetry, insects, rhyme, macrophotography, photographs

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This book contains incredible photography, paired with wonderful poems, that explore world of insects.
  laurlou | Jun 10, 2014 |
A beautiful look at a close up of nature. It encourages the reader to slow down and be soft to view the insects and nature that is sharing our world. Poetic and lovely. A great book to engage a nature study for young kids. ( )
  Trinityc | May 15, 2014 |
Perfectly gently, perfectly quiet, perfectly poetic. ( )
  Mad.River.Librarian | Apr 23, 2014 |
Ooh, lovely. Wonderful photography, plus a poem that scans and rhymes and works well read one line at a time very slowly and read together without pause on its own. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
Ooh, lovely. Wonderful photography, plus a poem that scans and rhymes and works well read one line at a time very slowly and read together without pause on its own. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763656011, Hardcover)

Stunning close-up photography and a lyrical text implore children to look more closely at the world around them.

Be still, and watch a single blade of grass.
An ant climbs up to look around.
A honeybee flies past.


What would happen if you walked very, very quietly and looked ever so carefully at the natural world outside? You might see a cricket leap, a moth spread her wings, or a spider step across a silken web. In simple, evocative language, Helen Frost offers a hint at the many tiny creatures around us. And in astonishing close-up photographs, Rick Lieder captures the glint of a katydid's eye, the glow of a firefly, and many more living wonders just awaiting discovery. Fascinating facts about all the creatures pictured may be found at the end.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:28:04 -0400)

Close-up photos and lightly-rhymed declarative verse capture a bug's-eye view of nature and encouarge children to experience the world outside their doors with care and openness. Includes insect facts. "Step gently out, be still and look closely at the world just outside your door-you are sure to be amazed by the tiny creatures you can find. You might see a cricket leap and land, a moth open her wings, a spider walking across the air, or maybe even a praying mantis looking back at you!"--Dust jacket.… (more)

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