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Step Gently Out by Helen Frost

Step Gently Out (edition 2012)

by Helen Frost

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Title:Step Gently Out
Authors:Helen Frost
Info:Candlewick (2012), Hardcover, 32 pages
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Step Gently Out by Helen Frost



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A poem encouraging one to step gently out and look at the world closely. There are so many things to examine and consider. When the littlest things have such great details!
  kathleenkarakey | May 14, 2017 |
The vocabulary is so great in this book! The vocabulary meaning is clearly seen in the pictures as well! I would use this to teach context clues and look at the pictures.
  ansleyg | Mar 12, 2017 |
Frost provides factual information about a variety of insects and other creatures through poems about their habits and tendencies. She gives readers an idea of the physical appearance of each animal, though each one is accompanied by a photo of the animal, and mentions something they do, such as a spider spinning webs. The book also teaches children that if they "step gently out" they can observe these creatures for themselves. I loved the combination of nonfiction and poetry. ( )
  madelire | Dec 4, 2016 |
“Step Gently Out” is a poem illustrated with a collection of high-resolution photographs of insects. These extraordinary photographs of ordinary creatures are a call for the reader to notice the world around them and delight in it. This book also sheds a very positive light on insects, which are otherwise reflected in our culture as repulsive or scary. A positive view of insects is a great thing to cultivate in young readers, as insects play a crucial role in the global ecosystem.
  kquisling | Jun 1, 2016 |
The photography in this picture book is stunning and pairs beautifully together with the lyrical poetic text of Helen Frost. Most of the photographs span two pages and the reader can not help but immediately be drawn into the text and images by the perspective created by the close up scale. This book would be inspiring to students and could easily be worked into poetry studies and/or science studies of insects and their habitats.
  Keinhorn | Mar 12, 2016 |
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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:36 -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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