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Lawrence in the Fall

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  298 ratings  ·  61 reviews
When Lawrence Fox's teacher announces that students will be presenting their collections at show-and-tell, Lawrence realizes he doesn't have anything to share.

Luckily, Papa knows just what to do to help! Together, they venture into the woods. Lawrence is scared at first, but as he grows comfortable in the forest, he starts to recognize its magic, and how beautiful and uniq
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a sweet, gentle tale about a young fox looking for something to collect. The artwork by Doug Salati is simply gorgeous!



I really liked this picture book! My daughter loved it too. Even inspired her to do a leaf collection.

As a nature loving mom I thought this book was perfect for autumn. The pages are wonderful, the illustrations very nice. The book teaches kids to see the beauty in nature and in trees. I loved how the little Fox Lawrence went from being scared to noticing the beauty of a tree. He said hello to the trees and they talked back by waving their branches

Overall, I highly recommend this picture book.
Edward Sullivan
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nature, picture-books
Lovely story and expressive illustrations.
Fox needed a collection to show at school, but unfortunately he didn't have one. So he and his father set out on an adventure to find one.
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it

A lovely story with equally lovely illustrations.
Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it
(Insert curmudgeonly note about whether it really counts as a "collection" if you didn't start collecting anything until after the assignment was given and may or may not continue doing so after the assignment is completed.)

Cool book about finding something you're interested in by just walking around outdoors and seeing what gives you a spark.
Raven Black
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am not sure if I read this book, experienced it on some other level or both. This is a book to reread (once for text, once for illustrations and finally, the two together). It has a nice tone to the story and a fun ending. Slightly fantastical, modern and classical all wrapped into one.
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
When Lawrence finds out that his teacher wants the students to bring in their collections to share, he is very worried. He doesn’t have a collection at all. At home, he tells his father about not having a collection and his father has an idea. The two of them head into the forest together to see what they can find. But Lawrence doesn’t want to collect bugs the way the spider does and he can’t reach the shiny, smooth rocks that the river has collected. When a sudden storm begins, Lawrence gets se ...more
Kaitlin Bisbee
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lawrence in the Fall is a great children's book. A little fox named Lawrence comes home from school one day upset because he's supposed to bring in a collection to class for show and tell, but he doesn't collect anything! Lawrence's dad brings him into the woods to try and find something for him to collect. Lawrence gets lost in a clearing and becomes entranced by the leaves! He spends the rest of the day collecting different leaves from all sorts of different leaves, and brings them into show a ...more
Yessica Cancino
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book, I would give it a perfect 5. Lawrence is a young fox that had to bring something he collected to class so he could show his classmates. Lawrence got overwhelmed because he did not know what he was going to bring. His Papa had the idea of going into the woods and finding something Lawrence could take to class. Just when they were in the middle of their search, a rainstorm hit and separated Lawrence and Papa. Lawrence found himself with a big colorful tree. Leaves fro ...more
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Lawrence in the Fall tells the story of a young fox who needs to find something he collects for show-in-tell at school. Lawrence gets very discouraged as he does not collect anything and all his classmates are telling everyone what they plan to bring in. After crying to his father about having nothing to share, his father the next day takes him into the woods in order to find something. While in the woods it started to rain and the father and son got separated and during this time Lawernce notic ...more
Connie T.
Lawrence the fox needs a collection for show and tell and has nothing to share. Dad takes him into the forest to find something. A storm comes and separates the two. (This is the only thing I have a problem with. Why didn't Dad notice that Lawrence wasn't keeping up?) After the storm, Lawrence calls out and the trees drop some leaves. Lawrence is in awe of the beautiful leaves and his collection begins. He's reunited with Dad and show and tell is a success.

This is a cute story. The illustrations
Sandy Brehl
This simple and realistic story (teacher asks students to bring their collections to school to share) is told through a classroom of animals, each naming a delightful collection. But Lawrence Fox has never had a collection. The father/son day in the woods is loaded with charm and delightful illustrations. Lawrence not only solves his own challenge but elevates it a notch to incorporate nature study. On sharing day he inpsires classmates to join him on his wildlife adventures. The depictions of a ...more
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Lawrence the fox is the only one of his classmates without a collection to bring in to share, so his father takes him into the forest to see what they can find. He finds something to collect (leaves!) as well as some self-confidence.

Lovely muted blue/brown illustrations by Doug Salati: "drawn with pencil on Strathmore paper and colored in Photoshop." This would be an excellent tie-in to leaf collecting, nature walks, or tree identification (final endpapers show the leaves he collects).
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
A nice book to share for a fall or leaves story time. Lawrence is upset because he is the only one in his class who does not have a collection to share for show and tell. His father and he take a walk into the forest to find some things for him to collect, but encounter other collections; the spider collects flies to eat, the river collects rocks at its bottom; until finally, a tree and the wind offer the perfect thing for Lawrence to collect.
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An eclectic array of animals attend school and talk about sharing their collections. Lawrence the fox doesn't have a collection until he and his (wise) father find leaves in the forest. Lawrence shows each one of his leaves to his classmates and allows them to keep them as now he knows where to collect more.
Anne Lutomia
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lawrence does not have a collectible to show to his classmates. His father agrees to take him to the forest to find a collectible. While in the forest, Lawrence gets lost and finds various types of leaves. These become the collectibles that he brings to class. This book can be a good introduction to various types of trees via their leaves.
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A loving father helps his son find something to share for show-and-tell. The illustrations and text complement each other well in this gentle story about the joy of making a leaf collection. Endpapers provide added interest with drawings of Lawrence's classmates' collections (front), and of Lawrence's leaves--identified by species (back).
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a gorgeous, magical little book about a trip to the forest and the what a young fox and his dad discover there. Kids and adults alike will be enchanted by the delightful illustrations and gentle storyline.
When Lawrence tells his father that he has nothing to share at show and tell, they go into the forest to look for something to collect. Separated by a storm, Lawrence discovers something special and shows his father. His collection was well received by his classmates during show and tell.
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lawrence the fox is distressed because he is the only one in his class who doesn't have a collection of something to bring to show and tell. So he goes in search of a collection.

Lovely picture book.
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A sweet nature appreciation/finding yourself story that manages also to be an adventurous page-turner. The text is perfectly paired with illustrations featuring a saturated, soft palette and expressive lines. Brilliantly executed. Highly recommended for ages 3-6.
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lovely illustrations and sweet story. I love how the Daddy helped him go out to find a solution (not all solutions are bought-in/from-a-store solutions), and that they went out into the wild to find the answer.
Alyssa Gudenburr
A beautiful book about a fox looking for a collection to share at school. He travels with his father and finds the beauty in leaves. I really enjoyed this book and would make a great read aloud during fall for elementary children.
Molly Cluff (Library!)
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
An adorable story about a fox looking for something to collect. His dad takes him out into the woods, and they explore around, and the fox boy ends up with a really cool leaf collection. The illustrations are so lovely, especially those of all the forest trees and scenes <3. ...more
The Brothers
A young fox is anxious because show-and-tell is coming up and while all his friends have collections to show off, he doesn't collect anything. His father takes him to the woods, the best place when you have a dilemma and there they discover what he can start collecting.

Nice illustrations.
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book, animals
Like THE SNOWY DAY, one of those books that's so quiet and atmospheric yet utterly entrances a group of preschoolers and kindergartners. The story beautifully captures a young child's emotions. The animals are so sweet and expressive, you just want to cuddle them. Darn near perfect.
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Lawrence has to bring in a collection to show his class. What can he bring? Can his papa help him find just the right thing? A boy and his dad visit the woods and collect leaves. A perfect story for sharing with others during the autumn, with great illustrations and a gentle story.
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
I think I would have liked this story better if it didn't just begin without any intro of the character. I felt like it was missing a first page or two... Otherwise, nice story and beautiful illustrations.
Meredith Spidel
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lovely story about finding your own and sharing it--such an important message to impart to our kiddos! Thanks for sending ARC for review my way, Disney Books!
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