In the Tall, Tall Grass

Denise Fleming; illustrations by Denise Flerming

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

1992 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book for Picture Books
ALA Notable Book
School Library Journal Best Book
Redbook Children's Picture Book Award Winner
Booklist Editors's Choice
American Bestseller "Pick of the Lists"


Praise for In the Tall, Tall Grass

"Charming."--The Horn Book, starred review

"A terrific story-hour book. As day turns to night, a caterpillar crunches and munches his way through the tall, tall grass.... Besides a treat for eyes and ears, this can be used as an introductory nature lesson." --Booklist, starred review

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  • Denise Fleming; illustrations by Denise Flerming

  • Denise Fleming has written and illustrated many children’s books, including Shout! Shout It Out!, and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teacher’s magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.
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In the Tall, Tall Grass

Denise Fleming; illustrations by Denise Flerming

American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Booklist Editors' Choice, Boston Globe – Horn Book Award, Honor Books, IRA-CBC Children's Choices, NCTE Notable Child. Bks in Lang. A, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award