Step Gently Out

Step Gently Out

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763695170
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 02/13/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 214,465
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

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.

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

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Step Gently Out 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
If you've ever quietly watched an insect or "bug" you have probably noticed how they seem to move with practiced or deliberate ease and gentleness. So in Step Gently Out the author and photographer show us their beauty.... Frost and Lieder take us through the day - morning sunshine, evening shadows and dark, and then the dew of morning. This is a lovely trek through the day as ...... "In song and dance and stillness, they share the world with you." A gentle reminder that we're not alone in this world, we share it with the insects, the birds, the critters. "A spider spins a silken thread and steps across the air." "A praying mantis looks at you - do you know she's there?" At the end of the book, Step Gently Out, there are two pages for the reader to learn more about each of the insects pictured in the book. Another great opportunity to educate with a beautiful book. I just became acquainted with the beautiful works of Helen Frost and photographer Rick Lieder and have fallen in love with and am awed with the splendid beauty of the photography as it captures the wonders of birds and insects. The sparse lines of prose so beautifully intersect with the beauty of the images that one's mind journeys deeply into the eye-capturing visions of loveliness. Published by Candlewick Press these are considered children's books but should also be considered as a coffee table keepsake book that one can pickup and take a few moments to gaze and revel in our absolutely lovely world. I heartily recommend all three of the books in the series! I just became acquainted with the beautiful works of Helen Frost and photographer Rick Lieder and have fallen in love with and am awed with the splendid beauty of the photography as it captures the wonders of birds and insects. The sparse lines of prose so beautifully intersect with the beauty of the images that one's mind journeys deeply into the eye-capturing visions of loveliness. Published by Candlewick Press these are considered children's books but should also be considered as a coffee table keepsake book that one can pickup and take a few moments to gaze and revel in our absolutely lovely world. I heartily recommend all three of the books in the series! I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own & I was not compensated. Reviewed by: Chat With Vera
Anonymous More than 1 year ago