My Steps

My Steps

by Sally Derby, Adjoa J. Burrowes
     
 

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As any city kid knows, the front steps can be one of the best places to play. In this award-winning story, an African-American girl invites readers to share in the private playtime world just outside her front door, where each season brings new adventures. The cloth edtion was named a Best Book of 1996 by Child magazine and a Choice of the Cooperative Children's Book… See more details below

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As any city kid knows, the front steps can be one of the best places to play. In this award-winning story, an African-American girl invites readers to share in the private playtime world just outside her front door, where each season brings new adventures. The cloth edtion was named a Best Book of 1996 by Child magazine and a Choice of the Cooperative Children's Book Center.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leila Toledo
Every city child who has played on his or her front steps with friends can relate to this story. In this story, readers enter one young girl's world where she shares the precious happenings that enriche her life and the lives of her two friends. Each season brings a different experience from sucking popsicles in the summer to sweeping the leaves in the fall.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1A gentle story about a child's imaginative play. The front steps of a city building make a wonderful year-round playground for an African-American girl and her friends. The steps are good for hopping up and down, watching people and traffic pass by, coloring with friends, playing school, or pretending to be in a cave with a blanket draped over the stoop. Best of all, setting foot on the front steps after you've been away means you're home again. Bright cut-paper collages with watercolors show cars (that look like miniatures) and animals somewhat distorted in relation to people, but have a fresh, childlike quality. An additional slice-of-urban-life picture book.Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880000403
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile:
NC900L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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