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In the Tall, Tall Grass

In the Tall, Tall Grass

Denise Fleming; illustrations by Denise Fleming

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If you were a fuzzy caterpillar crawling through the tall, tall grass on a sunny afternoon, what would you see?

To find out, just follow the tiny tour guide as he inches his way through the pages of this book. You'll see ants and bees and birds--hip-hopping bunnies too. You'll even hear the sounds some of them make.

Crunch, munch,
caterpillars lunch...
Crack, snap, wings flap...

Beginning as the sun is high in the sky and ending as fireflies blink and the moon rises above, this backyard tour is one no child will want to miss.

Denise Fleming's In the Tall, Tall Grass has been named:
1992 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book for Picture Books
An ALA Notable Book
A School Library Journal Best Book
An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists
A Booklist Editors' Choice

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

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

“Bold, bright, stylized illustrations capture eye and imagination as they convey the simple, rhyming text of this outstanding nature tale.” —School Library Journal, starred review


Reviews from Goodreads

Denise Fleming; illustrations by Denise Fleming

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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