Step Gently Out

Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Toddler
Author: Helen Frost
Illustrator: Rick Lieder
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Year: 2012
ISBN: 9780763656010
Pages: 28

This book introduces you to many of the small and sometimes unnoticed creatures that live around us. If we are quiet and still, then we can see them.

Each animal in this book is introduced along with a large photograph. The book's main narrative is a poem, but there is additional information about each of the insects included at the end of the book. This blend of aesthetic and informational makes the book interesting for a wider age range. The main message of this book is positive. If people pay attention to the natural world around them, they will discover new and amazing things they would have looked over otherwise.