Synopses & Reviews
1992 Boston Globe
- Horn Book Award Honor Book for Picture Books
ALA Notable Book
School Library Journal Best Book
Redbook Children's Picture Book Award Winner
Booklist Editors's Choice
American Bestseller "Pick of the Lists"
"Charming."--The Horn Book
, starred review
"A terrific story-hour book. As day turns to night, a caterpillar crunches and munches his way through the tall, tall grass.... Besides a treat for eyes and ears, this can be used as an introductory nature lesson." --Booklist, starred review
If you were a fuzzy caterpillar crawling through the tall, tall grass on a sunny afternoon, what would you see?
To find out, just follow the tiny tour guide as he inches his way through the pages of this book. You'll see ants and bees and birds--hip-hopping bunnies too. You'll even hear the sounds some of them make.
Crack, snap, wings flap...
Beginning as the sun is high in the sky and ending as fireflies blink and the moon rises above, this backyard tour is one no child will want to miss.
In the Tall, Tall Grass has been named:
1992 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book for Picture Books
An ALA Notable Book
A School Library Journal Best Book
An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists
A Booklist Editors' Choice
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor BookALA Notable BookSchool Library Journal Best BookRedbook Children's Picture Book Award WinnerBooklist Editors's ChoiceAmerican Bestseller Pick of the Lists
About the Author
Denise Fleming has written and illustrated many childrens books, including Shout! Shout It Out!, and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teachers magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.