for In the Middle of Fall
by Kevin Henkes
and Laura Dronzek
“In the middle of Fall, / when the leaves / have already turned … ” A picture book that evokes that time in the season when chilly air and gray skies and “frisky” squirrels and “apples like ornaments” and trees full of color can be observed notes that it should all be remembered, because “ … soon, / very soon / the sky will be white and empty— / ready to fill up with snow.” The poetic text with its wonderful imagery is paired with equally evocative acrylic paintings in which the muted tones of the autumn and winter skies are as exceptional as the bold fall colors, and the softly rounded figures (child, animals) add tenderness to the warm, inviting scenes. Highly Commended, 2018 Charlotte Zolotow Award (Ages 2-5)
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"This exquisite picture book will inspire youngsters to get outdoors and observe the world around them."-School Library Journal (starred review)
From Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, the bestselling and award-winning creators of Birds and When Spring Comes, In the Middle of Fall is perfect for the very youngest readers.
In the middle of fall, it takes only one gust of wind to turn the whole world yellow and red and orange. Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes's striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the fall season. Laura Dronzek's expressive paintings illuminate pumpkins, apples, falling leaves, busy squirrels, and the transformation from colorful autumn to frosty winter.
Publisher description retrieved from Google Books.