May 3, 2012
Step Gently Out by Helen Frost and Rick Lieder
Candlewick has put out another amazing nature book withStep Gently Out.
The spare text is a rhyming poem by Helen Frost. This poem hints at the wonders of nature, specifically the insect world, that you could see if you could simply move quietly enough and look closely enough at the word around you.
Rick Lieder’s amazing photos bring this world alive. From bees to praying mantis and ants to fireflies, Lieder’s photos capture the grace and beauty of these tiny animals.
For readers who want a bit more information than is delivered in the dreamy text, an author’s note gives details on the animals depicted earlier in the book.
This book would be a great introduction on insect but would also make a nice quiet time book for sitting quietly together in the evening or at bed time.
As much as I enjoyed the text, I found myself having to go back and reread it because I was so mesmerized by the detailed images in the photos, ranging from a dew covered web to a firefly lighting up at night.
Definitely worth sharing with the young nature lover in your life.