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Outside in / by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Cindy Derby.

Underwood, Deborah, (author.). Derby, Cindy, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch E UNDER D (Text) 33126024349445 Easy Available -
Erlanger Branch E UNDER D (Text) 33126024349312 Easy Checked out 02/17/2021
Wm. E. Durr Branch E UNDER D (Text) 33126024300802 J New Fiction Checked out 02/08/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328866820
  • ISBN: 1328866823
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
  • Publisher: Boston ; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Illustrations and easy-to-read text reveal ways nature affects our everyday lives, such as providing food and clothing, and showing when to go to bed and when to get up.
Subject: Nature > Fiction.
Mindfulness (Psychology) > Fiction.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2020 March

    K-Gr 3—In this exquisite tale, the wonders of nature are revealed to be all around us if we just take the time to notice and appreciate them. Spare, lyrical text offers a fable-like depth of insight: "Once we were part of Outside and Outside was part of us. There was nothing between us. Now, sometimes even when we're outside… we're inside." Derby's luminous watercolor illustrations evocatively show this disconnection: A little girl, buckled into a car seat, seems unaware of the scenery passing by her. "Outside" is an ebullient character, and tries to capture the child's attention by singing to her with "chirps and rustles and tap-taps on the roof," and with "slow magic tricks" like a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Outside also makes its way inside, as seen in the nourishing berries on the kitchen counter, on the cotton T-shirt the child wears, and as a morning sunlight–streaming natural alarm clock. Ever patient, Outside waits and whispers, "I miss you," until the little girl rediscovers the world outside her window. VERDICT This gorgeous celebration of nature is a stirring invitation to play.—Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ont.

    Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

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