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When Autumn Falls

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  100 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
As September fades, a new season begins. Leaves and temperatures tumble. Autumn means the end of summer, but the beginning of something new and crisp and familiar. Full color.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Albert Whitman & Company
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Nov 05, 2012 Ina rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime-reads
This book, with its rhythmic text and wonderfully bright illustrations, introduces young readers to all that falls in Autumn. Leaves, football players, the temperature, the sun. The three dimensional paper collage pictures are vibrant and detailed and the kids loved finding the hidden images that can be found throughout this book. Birds in trees, a dogs eye peeking out from under a pile of leaves, the back of a child running behind a tree. There were many opportunities for interaction with my st ...more
Dana Still
Feb 22, 2015 Dana Still rated it really liked it
Twin text: Fall Leaves Colorful and Crunchy by Martha E.H. Rustad. When Autumn Falls is a well written wonderfully illustrated book. The text is simple and is written in a poem format, with rhyming and fall colors this book will help explain fall to a child. When paired with our twin text book which takes a child through each of the seasons of a leaf, the two books compliment each other.
I don't think this book is aimed for the right audience. The pictures seem to be for an older audience than what the text is aimed for. It's a fun book to bring in the feel for autumn, but I don't know what group I would read it to--especially as the pictures are best taken in a lap-read than a group.
Oct 01, 2009 Meredith rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This book has a really clever idea about Autumn and Fall, but it seemed to go right over the kid's heads. They liked the illustrations and the words, but didn't get the big picture. I thought it was clever though!
Sep 30, 2009 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: kid-s-books
Since the weather just turned, this was a very timely book. Fall happens to be my favorite season and this makes a great case for all the reasons that it is my favorite. The cut paper illustrations are amazingly well done. Quite creative and fun for the story.
Katie Fitzgerald
Nov 07, 2012 Katie Fitzgerald rated it really liked it
Read during preschool class visit on 11/2/12:

Read during preschool class visit on 11/21/12:
Oct 08, 2011 Tricia rated it liked it
I found this book to be a solid choice for fall readaloud, encompassing many aspects of the season in bright attractive illustrations and pleasant rhyming text.
Ashley Smith
Sep 08, 2015 Ashley Smith rated it really liked it
simple fall read...
Poetic text weighs heavily on the use of the word fall for the season of autumn. Many things fall during the season in addition to the leaves. Papercut collage artwork is beautiful. PreK-2.
Jan 23, 2011 Jami rated it really liked it
Shelves: bedtime-stories
Beautiful artwork. Easy read.
Angeles Otaño
Feb 02, 2017 Angeles Otaño added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children and adults alike that may read to children
Also a excellent choice for toddler time. Very bright and nice illustrations. Enjoyed the story.
Dianne Norberg
Apr 30, 2012 Dianne Norberg rated it liked it
Nice illustrations, nice rhyming book that captures a day in autumn and all the activities that happen in that season.
Aug 26, 2016 Amanda rated it really liked it
Great length for storytime. This is a pleasant story that teaches the concept of fall.
Nov 11, 2016 Bethe rated it liked it
cool take on a book about seasons - fall as autumn and fall as the things that gravity takes over and brings to the ground!
Feb 12, 2013 June rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: autumn requests for young children
Recommended to June by: Katie Fitzgerald
Simple story about all the things that "fall" during autumn.
Mar 05, 2012 Kireja rated it liked it
Read with kids I tutor
Sep 01, 2008 Rebecca rated it liked it
Shelves: children
A cute picture book to read as summer is closing in and autumn is beginning to show.
Nov 14, 2016 Jeani rated it really liked it
Fantastic illustrations!
Natalie  Sapkarov Harvey
Each page uses the word "fall" to describe an autumn action.
Oct 27, 2013 Beverly rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebooks
Very nice collages; good book for toddler or preschool story time.
Oct 03, 2015 Monica rated it liked it
Shelves: fall
I considered this book for an autumn story time for Kindergartners, but had trouble making it flow to read aloud.
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