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Step Gently Out by Helen Frost
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Mar 01, 12

bookshelves: poetry, ncbla2013
Read in March, 2012

In this simple poem readers are reminded to approach with gentleness the natural world and quietly observe the busy insect and spider world. The photographs are incredible, almost eliciting gasps of awe at the miniscule beauty of an orb-weaver spider or a common yellow jacket whose colors make her decidedly uncommon. Some of the phrases used to describe the insects are particularly memorable; for instance, a yellow jacket is "balanced lightly on a leaf"(unpaginated), and a spider is "splashed with morning dew" (unpaginated). Back matter includes thumbnail sketches that describe each of the creatures found in the accompanying photographs. This book would be a stunning addition to any science library.
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