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.
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.
In Between moments big and small
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These gorgeous photographs capture the in-between moments that share the joy and anticipation of the next step in animals’ daily life. The writing is lyrical and the photographs contain such struggle and energy that it is not hard to imagine them coming off the paper to accomplish that next step. It reflects on the struggle and little moments in life that are often overlooked. It invites introspection as we all stop to think about the journey and not just the destination, whether it is for a small step or a big transition into growing up. This is a delightful look at all our in-between moments and to enjoy the sweet things along the way.