Wake Up! (Hardcover)
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The world is wide awake — are you? Stunning photos and poetic text usher readers into the early moments of life all around them.
Wake up! Come out and explore all the new creatures being born — just-hatched birds in the trees, tadpoles in the pond, a baby fawn in the woods. In their latest collaboration, poet Helen Frost and photographer Rick Lieder, the creators of Step Gently Out, Sweep Up the Sun, and Among a Thousand Fireflies, invite readers to wake up, open their eyes, and see the awe-inspiring array of new life just outside their door.
About the Author
Helen Frost is the author of Step Gently Out, Sweep Up the Sun, and Among a Thousand Fireflies, as well as the novel in poems Applesauce Weather and many other award-winning books for children and young adults. Helen Frost lives in Indiana.
Rick Lieder is the photographer for Step Gently Out, Sweep Up the Sun, and Among a Thousand Fireflies. He is also a painter and illustrator. Rick Lieder lives in Michigan.
Lieder again demonstrates that he is not only a master of catching light where it falls, but capturing intimate moments only the most patient of observers would notice...Frost notes "New life is everywhere — / open your eyes." Descriptive endnotes lend additional context to the species on display. Stunning as ever: another irresistible imperative from Frost and Lieder to get up and out into nature.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
The collaboration of poet Frost and photographer Lieder continues in this handsome volume celebrating new life emerging in the natural world...An inherently joyful celebration of new life, this picture book is a natural for spring read-aloud sessions.
Young children will love identifying the creatures that they see on the pages and guessing at the riddlelike stanzas of the poem...A delightful combination of fine poetry and photography, this is a seasonal treat that should be shared widely.
—School Library Journal
This book is perfect for lap reading or springtime story hours.
—The Booklist Reader