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Outside In

Written by Deborah Underwood & illustrated by Cindy Derby
Published by HMH Books
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What's Outside In About

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From the New York Times best-selling author behind _The Quiet Book _comes a mindful contemplation on the many ways nature affects our everyday lives, perfect for fans of Joyce Sidman and Julie Fogliano. 

Outside is waiting, the most patient playmate of all. The most generous friend. The most miraculous inventor. This thought-provoking picture book poetically underscores our powerful and enduring connection with nature, not so easily obscured by lives spent indoors.
Rhythmic, powerful language shows us how our world is made and the many ways Outside comes in to help and heal us, and reminds us that we are all part of a much greater universe. Emotive illustrations evoke the beauty, simplicity, and wonder that await us all . . . outside.

What Kind of Book is Outside In

Quotes from Outside In

  • “Once we were part of Outside and Outside was part of us.”
  • “Outside feeds us. Sun, rain, and seeds become warm bread and berries.”

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Who Wrote Outside In

Deborah Underwood

Deborah Underwood has written many picture books, including Interstellar Cinderella and New York Times bestsellers The Quiet Book, The Loud Book, and Here Comes the Easter Cat.

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Who Illustrated Outside In

Cindy Derby

<b>Cindy Derby </b>is an author, illustrator, and puppeteer. She has been a Grand Prize Winner of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Portfolio Award and her debut picture book <i>How to Walk an Ant </i>publishes this spring. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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Deborah Underwood's Book Dedication

For Kate

Cindy Derby's Book Dedication

For my dear friend Amanda Gaughan

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Book Details

Publication Date:
April 14, 2020
Text Details:
The text type was set in Expo Sans Pro. The display type was hand-lettered by Cindy Derby.
Illustration Details:
Illustrations for this book were made with watercolor and powdered graphite on cold press paper. Some of the lines were created with dried flower stems and thread soaked in ink.
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