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.