Step Gently Out on Boing Boing

4 April 2012 4 Comments Home » Books | Art | Misc, Exhibitions, Insects etc.

A great review of Step Gently Out by Cory Doctorow on Boing Boing:

“Step Gently Out is children’s picture book in which poet Helen Frost’s verse accompanies the incredible garden insect photographs of artist/photographer Rick Lieder. I’ve written here many times about Rick’s Bugdreams photos, and they never fail to impress and move me. Lieder’s photographic portraits of bugs are all the sweeter for his method, which is to patiently crouch in his Michigan back-yard for hours and hours, waiting for the shot; it’s a wonderful alternative to the traditional dead-bug-on-a-pin photos I grew up with.”

“Frost’s poem is a sweet accompaniment to Lieder’s pictures, a very light narration for photos that really speak for themselves. We got this book this week, and it’s a real favorite with me and my four-year-old, and has sparked many conversations and bug-watching expeditions on the way home from day-care. To this end, there’s a nice entomological appendix with interesting facts about all the bugs featured in the book.”

Thanks Cory! Read more.

Step Gently Out page spread


  • Jennifer on Facebook said:

    This is gorgeous! Congratulations, Rick!

  • Julia on Facebook said:

    I love it!

  • Diane said:

    So much enjoyment. Buy it, read it, love it! A cornucopia of fascinating creatures mated with beautiful words. Appreciate it because “it’s a small world after all”!!!
    Rick rocks! again!

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. Very glad you like it!

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