The Mighty Pollinators (Step Gently, Look Closely) (Hardcover)

The Mighty Pollinators (Step Gently, Look Closely) By Helen Frost, Rick Lieder (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Helen Frost, Rick Lieder (Illustrator)
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Veteran collaborators return with a feast of fresh, whimsical poems and truly dazzling close-up photographs of mighty pollinators doing what they do best.

Have you noticed, on a summer’s day, the fine powder at the heart of a flower or floating on a breeze? What is pollen, and why does it matter? Almost invisible, pollen waits for the one thing it needs: a ride on the wind—or on wings, fur, or feathers. That’s where pollinators come in, small and mighty, holding the world together with their work. Soft, shimmering photographs saturated with color evoke the busy world of bees, butterflies, bats, and moths—and many lesser-known species—at arrestingly close range. Playful poems encourage the reader to look closely, to marvel, and most of all, to care, while concise back matter underscores the vital role these creatures play in the ecosystem and the ways we can help pollinators help us. A seventh seamless blend of poetry, nonfiction, and captivating photography from the dynamic duo behind Step Gently Out, The Mighty Pollinators belongs in every classroom—and in the hands of any curious child eager to understand nature and its wonders.

About the Author

Helen Frost is the author of six previous books illustrated with Rick Lieder’s nature photography: Step Gently Out, Sweep Up the Sun, Among a Thousand Fireflies, Wake Up!, Hello, I’m Here!, and Wait—and See. She is also the author of the middle-grade novel in poems Applesauce Weather as well as several other novels in verse for young adults. Her books have received many awards and honors. She lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Rick Lieder has collaborated with Helen Frost on six previous picture books. He is an artist and nature photographer whose work has appeared on the National Geographic channel. He lives with his wife, writer Kathe Koja, in Michigan.

Praise For…

Collaborators Frost and Lieder reunite for the seventh book in a series based on keenly observed animal life. . . . A beautifully photographed, respectful tribute to pollinators.
—Kirkus Reviews

Frost and Lieder (Wait and See, 2022) team up again in this informational poetry book detailing pollinators. . . . Appended with additional information on pollen and pollinating, notes on observing pollinators, and suggestions to encourage this process, this makes a mighty fine introduction to this topic.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781536229103
ISBN-10: 1536229105
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Step Gently, Look Closely
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