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Step Gently Out

Frost, Helen (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Frost, Helen, 1949-
Title: Step gently out
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,24 x 26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: poem by Helen Frost ; photographs by Rick Lieder
Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: Lieder, Rick
ISBN: 9780763656010
0763656011
Branch Call Number: j 595.7 F9393s 2012 Beginning Facts
Subject Headings: Insects Juvenile literature Nature Juvenile literature Children's poetry, American
Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Topical Term: Insects
Nature
Children's poetry, American
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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.

Close-up photos and poems capture a bug's-eye view of nature.

Close-up photos and lightly-rhymed declarative verse capture a bug's-eye view of nature and encourage children to experience the world outside their doors with care and openness. Includes insect facts.


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Feb 03, 2014
  • greenacres rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Incredible photographs, soft reading text. Perfect for bedtime or a storytime about insects and nature.

Aug 10, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Folks may consider bug and insect books as ephemeral, deserving only a single read, then moving on. This book in sharp contrast deserves to be read again and again and again. And hey, if it manages to get a bug-loving kid out there interested in a little poetry as well, no harm no foul. Steeped in lovely, through and through.

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Aug 10, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 8

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Aug 10, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Step gently out," the book urges us. "... be still, and watch a single blade of grade." As we follow the words and instructions we are brought in close to a wide array of common backyard insects. An ant lifts its head from the center of a yellow flower and is "bathed in golden light." A spider weaves webs soaked in droplets and we hear that "they're splashed with morning dew". By the end we begin to understand them better and the text closes with "In song and dance and stillness, they share the world with you." A final two-page spread at the end identifies all the insects shown in the book and gives some facts about their lives.

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