May 19, 2012

Childrens Book Review: Step Gently Out by Rick Lieder (Goodreads Author), Helen Frost

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.

This is a remarkable book. The pictures are so vivid and beautiful. It is an easy to read and easy to understand book that would be suitable for children of any age. The story is simple and well written with a short story type story. The story tells us what we can see if we just simply step out side and stopped for a minute. It has a simple lesson that ife can pass us by. I love this book and so did my grandchildren. It is a great addition to any childrens collection.

Publisher-Candlewick Press
Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS!!
Reviewed by~Lora
~Thank you to the Publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program!~


  1. This looks like a book my kids would love! Thanks for the great review.


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