Photos by Rick Lieder
2012 / ISBN 9780763656010
Picture book, insects (ages 2-5)
by Bob Walch
Stunning close-up photography accompanies the lyrical text created
by Helen Frost in this book that implores children to look more
closely at the world around them.
"Step gently out, be still, and watch a single blade of grass.
An ant climbs up to look around. A honey bee flies past."
A cricket chirps, a moth glides by, a spider spins a silken thread
in this little microcosm of the larger, natural world. There's a
praying mantis looking at you. A wasp balances on a leaf. As the
light shifts, other tiny creatures reflect the soft beams and even
the dew of branches sparkles like diamonds.
Very simple in nature, this short poem by Frost coupled with some
outstanding color photos highlights and accents the simple wonders
one can discover if the person takes the time to look closely at
what's going on around him or her.