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When Autumn Falls
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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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
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.
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.
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