Steppin' Out: Jaunty Rhymes for Playful Times (Hardcover)
Capturing the magic and fun of early childhood, this lively collection of poems, from the creators of Little Poems for Tiny Ears, is a book to be treasured.
Being a preschooler means days full of discovery every time you step out of your door. It's a time filled with wonder, at all the sights and sounds of the outdoors and at the huge variety of people there are to meet. This collection of nineteen original poems features little ones eager to explore, whether it's splashing in puddles, riding in an elevator or through a car wash, or visiting the library. They go full-steam ahead to the park, the beach, and dance class, somewhat begrudgingly learn to share and get their first haircut, and enjoy lots of time with their families. Full of contagious rhythm and rhyme, this inviting picture book introduces young children to the sounds of poetry through familiar childhood activities, and beloved illustrator Tomie dePaola's engaging children are the perfect match for Lin Oliver's bouncy poems.
About the Author
Lin Oliver (www.linoliver.com) is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty-five books for children. She wrote the picture book Little Poems for Tiny Ears, and has created such series as Hank Zipzer, Ghost Buddy, Almost Identical, and Sound Bender. An accomplished writer and producer of family entertainment, Lin is also the co-founder and executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Tomie dePaola (www.tomie.com) is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. He received the 2012 Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Society of Illustrators, and he is the recipient of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given for a substantial and lasting contribution to children's literature. He received a Newbery Honor for 26 Fairmount Avenue and a Caldecott Honor for Strega Nona. He was awarded the Smithson Medal (from the Smithsonian) and the Regina Medal (from the Catholic Library Association), and was designated a "living treasure" by the state of New Hampshire. His Brava, Strega Nona!, Strega Nona's Harvest, and Strega Nona's Gift were all New York Times bestsellers. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.
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