Little One Step

Little One Step Cover

Little One Step

By Simon James; Simon James (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Board Books, 9780763635206, 24pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2007

Description
"This book has the classic feeling of a modern-day MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS. . . .Charming." KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)
What do you do when you re little and lost and your legs feel all wobbly? For one tiny duckling, the trick is doing "One Step," a surprising technique that enables him to walk under the tallest of trees and across the widest of fields. Using simple language and breezy, expressive illustrations, Simon James speaks directly to the heart of a child and shows that every journey, whatever the length, begins with a single step.


About the Author
Simon James is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including LEON AND BOB, which was named a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Book of the Year. "I don't like stories that are too polite, with nice things always happening," he admits. "Life isn't like that. I visit many, many schools and book fairs, and I like kids because they're absolutely honest." Simon James says that of all his books, the series about fiendish Jake is a favorite of the schoolchildren he visits - among them Harry Kenny, age five and a half, who is quoted as saying, "These are the best books I ever read in my life!"

Simon James is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including LEON AND BOB, which was named a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Book of the Year. "I don't like stories that are too polite, with nice things always happening," he admits. "Life isn't like that. I visit many, many schools and book fairs, and I like kids because they're absolutely honest." Simon James says that of all his books, the series about fiendish Jake is a favorite of the schoolchildren he visits - among them Harry Kenny, age five and a half, who is quoted as saying, "These are the best books I ever read in my life!"