For many, Labor Day marks the end of summer. So what better week to celebrate the start of fall? And what better way than with a new picture book?
Part poem, part silent stage with luminous light-box illustrations, Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland, illustrated by Elly MacKay puts autumn on display and captures the spirit of change that stays with us long after fall leaves. Clever word play merges with scientific explanations and illustrations of the natural world for a layered reading experience. The book includes a leaf print making activity in the back.
When summer leaves…
Praise for Fall Leaves:
“It is perhaps just late enough in the summer to look with pleasure (rather than panic) on the coming change of season. Certainly a picture book such as Fall Leaves makes the prospect of autumn seem positively refreshing.” —Wall Street Journal
“Ethereal and lovely…gives a sense of time standing still as nature starts to slow down in preparation for the winter.”—Booklist
“This picture book cleverly maximizes the different meaning of the title words to teach readers about autumn.” —School Library Journal