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Step Gently Out

By Helen Frost
Illustrated by Rick Lieder

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. Back matter includes descriptions of the insects and spiders in the book.

  • Utterly amazing nature photography paired with a lovely, lyrical text by a Printz Honor-winning poet.
  • Encourages children to get out and explore the natural world around them.
  • Includes back matter with interesting factual information about each of the species photographed.

About the author

Helen Frost is the author of Monarch and Milkweed as well as six novels-in-poems for children and young adults. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

About the illustrator

Rick Lieder is a nature photographer, artist, and book jacket designer. He lives in Michigan.

ISBN: 9780763656010
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2012
Dimensions: 250 x 230mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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