Children's Fiction Poetry (see Also Stories In Verse)
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Initial publish date
- Sep 2014
- Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
- Recommended Age
- 4 to 7
- Recommended Grade
- p to 2
- Publish Date
- Sep 2014
- List Price
Where to buy it
Autumn is in the air: days grow shorter and nights are long. Birds leave, flowers, too. Apples and temperatures fall—then snow!
Part poem, part silent stage, this luminous picture book puts autumn on display and captures the spirit of change that stays with us long after fall leaves. Unlock the secrets of this busy and beautiful time of year as the natural world makes way for winter.
About the authors
Loretta Holland makes her home in the Nantahala National Forest, where she has spent many fall days in the woods with friends and family. She lives in Franklin, NC.
Loretta Holland's profile page
Elly MacKay creates tiny worlds from cut paper, ink and light, which she then photographs. Her work explores themes of nature, childhood and the imaginary. Elly’s work has been featured in international publications, including O: The Oprah Magazine, Chatelaine and Cosmopolitan. She grew up in a converted church in the countryside by Georgian Bay, Ontario. She now explores the same rivers, forests and beaches with her husband, Simon, and their two kids, Lily and Koen. For more information, visit www.ellymackay.com.
"Ethereal and lovely...gives a sense of time standing still as nature starts to slow down in preparation for the winter."
"Two children experience all that nature has to offer across a fall season oin a northern temperate climate...The many observations of change include those in weather, plants and animals, and sunlight. It's the last that's most brilliant captures in the illustrations, in which the glowing gold of early fall sunlight changes, page by page, to the colder blue light of winter."
—Horn Book Magazine
"This picture book cleverly maximizes the different meaning of the title words to teach readers about autumn....there's as much value in the wordplay as there is in the presented facts."
—School Library Journal