It's hard when summer ends, but the hearty season that follows overflows with holidays, sports, and fun. In this companion to Spring Things , the author and illustrator pay tribute to fall.
Judy Stead's vibrant paintings help bring to mind the tastes, sounds, and colors that are autumn.Read more...
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It's hard when summer ends, but the hearty season that follows overflows with holidays, sports, and fun. In this companion to Spring Things, the author and illustrator pay tribute to fall.
Judy Stead's vibrant paintings help bring to mind the tastes, sounds, and colors that are autumn. Bob Raczka's rhyming verse is an invigorating celebration of fall.
"There is a lot to love about the fall, as readers can see in this action-packed, rollicking book of noun-oriented rhyme. Cheerful children and adults of various races as well as a number of friendly-looking animals demonstrate all one can become in autumn. . . . Inventive nouns present the actions, while Stead's colorful, stylized illustrations in a seasonally appropriate palette faithfully and energetically depict them. . . . Overall, a vivid and lively introduction to the season that preschoolers will particularly enjoy." —Kirkus Reviews
"In catchy rhyme, Raczka celebrates the smells, tastes, holidays, experiences, and changes in nature that make the fall special. . . . The brightly colored, well-designed illustrations pulsate with energy, movement, and charm. They feature multicultural characters who often assume nontraditional roles, such as the girl who plays football. . . . This is a strong choice for units on fall, one that will prompt discussions about why children love the season." —School Library Journal
"Warmly colored illustrations and a varied design complement and extend the read-aloud-ready text." —The Horn Book Guide
Bob Raczka is the author of four seasonal books: Snowy, Blowy Winter; Spring Things; Summer Wonders; and Who Loves the Fall? He lives in the Chicago area with his family and dog.
Judy Stead has worked as a teacher, graphic designer, art director, illustrator, author, and painter. She's illustrated more than a dozen children's books including Snowy, Blowy Winter and Best Friend on Wheels. She lives with her family in Charlotte, NC, where her "treetop" studio overlooks some of Mother Nature's wildest work.
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