by Helen Frost, Rick Lieder (Photographer)

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.

Step Gently Out

SKU: 9780763656010
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  • 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. 

  • Publisher: Candlewick Press

    Publication date: 3/13/2012

    Pages: 32

    Age range: 2 - 5 Years


    - Poetry | General - Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Insects, Spiders

    - Insects -Nature