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Step Outside

by Doretta Groenendyk

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list price: $19.95
edition:Paperback
published: 2013
ISBN:9781927502198
publisher: Acorn Press
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  Doretta Groenendyk's new book, Step Outside, promotes the valuable goal of relating to each other and the natural environment in a creative and enchanted way. Childhood obesity and the addiction to electronics is a growing concern that needs to be addressed. Step Outside is an artistic approach to inspire movement, to strengthen family bonds, to generate memories and celebrate the outdoors. It also visually enriches the readers repetoire with enticing, original, collaged, watercolour and acrylic creations within a moment of words.   A beautiful combination of sport, art, poetry, nature and family, Step Outside, is sure to get you off your chair and enjoying the outdoors.   Doretta Groenendyk, a painter, writer and teacher, lives with. her husband and children on a small spot of land in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Doretta is the illustrator of the children's book Bounce, Beans and Burn and is the author and illustrator of I'm Writing a Story,  Bully 101,  Snow for Christmas, and Thank You for My Bed.  Snow for Christmas, and Thank You for My Bed have both been shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Illustration. She also co-wrote Spin to Sea with her daughter Izra Fitch.

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Doretta Groenendyk, a painter, writer, and teacher, lives with her husband and three children on a small spot of land in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. Doretta is the author and illustrator of several children's books by both The Acorn Press and Nimbus Publishing. Snow for Christmas, Thank You for My Bed, and I'm Drawing a Picture, have been shortlisted for the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Illustration. She also co_wrote Spin to Sea with her daughter Izra Fitch.

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Doretta Groenendyk

DORETTA GROENENDYK is an artist and illustrator of picture books for children, including Thank You for My Bed, which was shortlisted for the 2012 Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. Doretta is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and lives in Canning, Nova Scotia, with her family.
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