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In Between - by April Pulley Sayre (Hardcover)

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  • We all go through awkward, unsteady phases--even animals!
  • 4-7 Years
  • 8.58" x 11.1" Hardcover
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Animals


About the Book

"We all go through awkward phases-even animals! Award-winning author and photographer April Pulley Sayre shines a light on nature's relatable in-between moments. No longer underwater but not ready to fly, no longer a tadpole but not yet leaping to land. Animals, just like people, can find themselves stuck in some awkward in-between stages. How do we get out of the in-betweens? We just have to push on through! Come get a glimpse behind-the-scenes into nature's in-between moments"--

Book Synopsis

We all go through awkward, unsteady phases--even animals! Award-winning author and photographer April Pulley Sayre shines a light on nature's in-between moments in this relatable nonfiction picture book.

Newly hatched, but not ready to fly. Eager to explore, but not ready to leave mama's side. No longer a tadpole, but not ready to leap from water onto land. Animals, just like people, can find themselves in awkward in-between stages. How do we get out of the in-betweens? With patience and time--and sometimes a little push! Join celebrated author-photographer April Pulley Sayre for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into nature's in-between moments.

Review Quotes

"The close-up images are crisp and clear, the word choice is precise, and the poem flows smoothly--April Pulley Sayre has a well-deserved reputation for combining visuals and text to encourage a child's awe at the natural world, and this exemplary work is a shining example.... Wondrous and wonderful, for reading and thinking and sharing."--Kirkus Reviews "1/1/2023"

"Using succinct, poetic text and her signature close-up nature photography, Sayre explores awkward transitional moments experienced by all animals...this perceptive and reassuring offering will be welcomed by inbetweeners and the late Sayre's many fans."--Booklist "3/15/2023"

With a poetic text and sharp, uncluttered photographs, the Sayres examine transitions in the natural world-- transitions from physical spaces as well as those between states of being.... Ideal for a group read-aloud, this book encourages discussion of personal "in betweens."--Horn Book Magazine "3/1/2023"

About the Author

April Pulley Sayre (1966-2021) was the award-winning author of more than fifty-five natural science books for children and adults, including her award-winning photo-illustrated books Being Frog, Raindrops Roll, and Best in Snow. Sayre's books received an abundance of starred reviews, have been dubbed ALA Notable Books (Raindrops Roll; Rah, Rah, Radishes) and won a Geisel Honor (Vulture View). Learn more at
Dimensions (Overall): 8.58 Inches (H) x 11.1 Inches (W) x .47 Inches (D)
Weight: .88 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-7 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Animals
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Theme: General
Format: Hardcover
Author: April Pulley Sayre
Language: English
Street Date: March 28, 2023
TCIN: 87109555
UPC: 9781534487819
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-5811
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.47 inches length x 11.1 inches width x 8.58 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.88 pounds
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