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The Autumn Visitors

3.08  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  15 reviews
In this fourth and final book in Karel Hayes's acclaimed Visitors series, the beloved family of bears gets in another round of adventures as they experience the full enjoyment of a New England autumn. First up the country fair--the bears sneak onto the midway after hours to play the games and be thrilled by the rides. Next comes Halloween, for which the bears all cleverly ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2015 by Down East Books
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Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story itself is nothing special, but the illustrations are delightful.
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I actually liked this one more than The Summer Visitors... not sure if that was a fall vs. summer thing, but I think the content was just better. It was also slightly better for storytime. Still love the illustrations and the story, but it's still not really great for a large group for storytime. The sentences drag across multiple pages, with far too many pictures in between. ...more
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cute little autumn story about bears who share a cabin by the lake with unknowing humans! I like this story. I think the kiddos will, too. All the fall favorites are celebrated by the humans and bears- fall festivals, Columbus Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving! I love the illustrations- so cute and detailed!
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: halloween
The illustrations are very nice, the story is unmemorable. Also, it's a matter of opinion whether Halloween is the most fun holiday of fall. The back and forth between the bears and the people is a bit confusing. ...more
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Dec 09, 2020 rated it liked it
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Luisa Knight
I adored the illustrations but wasn't too impressed with the writing style or flow of the story.

Ages: 3-7

Cleanliness: Does have two full page spreads for Halloween.

#columbusday #halloween #thanksgiving
Thomas Bell
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not only was this stupid, but it was snobby in a way. Who can afford to own a cottage in the mountains just to visit one weekend per year?

But mostly, it was just stupid.
3 1/2 stars
Pictures create a lot of options to talk about what you see.
Oct 08, 2020 rated it liked it
So-so. Very little text. Large illustrations but baby has no context yet. He doesn’t know about holiday, fairs, etc. He weren’t interested in the pictures.
Christine Turner
I read this book for my Family Storytime and the children adored it!

This is a great book to encourage the use of vocabulary and encourages an open discussion; Columbus Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the State Fair are themes covered.

I don't think that this book would work well for a large storytime group, but it's a must read for one-on-one or small storytime groups.

In this fourth and final book in Karel Hayes's acclaimed Visitors series, the beloved family of bears gets in another r
Oct 13, 2016 rated it liked it
We picked this book up at the library because I wanted to snag some fall/Halloween books before they were all gone! This book would be perfect for a beginning reader. As a bedtime book for my daughter, it was a little too easy. There were only a few words on each page - at most a sentence. We would linger looking at the pictures a little longer than we would with a wordier book, but really the book was finished much too quickly.

My daughter did enjoy the pictures. She loved watching what the bear
Nov 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Not sure whether I've read any of the other books in this series, but I liked this one. The illustrations are adorable - not too over-the-top, not too minimalistic. Juuuust right, to quote another bear story. :-p
I liked the story, too - the logistics of trick or treating was adorable, and I was glad for the last-page turkey fakeout. (How does the food chain work in stories where animals are sapient, anyway??)
Nov 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: juvenile
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Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bvlmc Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School
In this parallel story, a family and a family of bears enjoys all the fall and the countryside have to offer.
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