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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"Captivating photography gives readers a closeup view of the world of insects, as described by a gently contemplative poem. Lieder captures the small miracles of a bumblebee in mid-flight, a spider dangling from a dewy branch, and a firefly's flash, while Frost urges readers to be mindful of events that seem insignificant: 'A spider spins a silken thread/ to step across the air./ A praying mantis looks at you — / do you know she's there?' Working in concert, the words and images achieve a Zenlike calm that also hints at the complicated web of life unfolding all around. Endnotes discuss the 11 featured insects in greater detail. Ages 2 — 5." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763656010
Author:
Frost, Helen
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Lieder, Rick
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Wild Animals
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
poetry;insects;photography;nature;picture book;photographs;science;bugs
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.43 x 10.22 x 0.4 in 0.9 lb
Age Level:
from 2 up to 5

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Product details 32 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763656010 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Captivating photography gives readers a closeup view of the world of insects, as described by a gently contemplative poem. Lieder captures the small miracles of a bumblebee in mid-flight, a spider dangling from a dewy branch, and a firefly's flash, while Frost urges readers to be mindful of events that seem insignificant: 'A spider spins a silken thread/ to step across the air./ A praying mantis looks at you — / do you know she's there?' Working in concert, the words and images achieve a Zenlike calm that also hints at the complicated web of life unfolding all around. Endnotes discuss the 11 featured insects in greater detail. Ages 2 — 5." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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