In the Tall, Tall Grass 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. In the Tall, Tall Grass is a 1992 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book for Picture Books.
 

About Denise Fleming

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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.
 
Published September 15, 1991 by Henry Holt. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This gentle tale is far from quiet, however--among other things, ``bees hum,'' ``wings flap'' and ``moles scratch.'' An array of vibrant verbs and boisterous onomatopoeic words in bold black type bounce across the pages, describing the various creatures (``zip, zap, tongues snap'' accompanies fly...

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Singling out the ``array of vibrant verbs and boisterous onomatopeia'' and the ``kaleidoscope effect'' of the textured paper collages, PW called Caldecott Honor artist Fleming's caterpillar safari ``ideal for sharing with young explorers.'' Ages 2-6.

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