Friday, October 7, 2011

Favorite Fall Books

Hooray for the pumpkin pie! Fall has arrived and in the next few posts, we'll be sharing our favorite books about autumn delights: pumpkins, leaves, spooky fun, and family feasts.

Luckily, one of my favorite picture books of all time happens to have an autumnal theme. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, by Julia Rawlinson (illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke) is everything a good picture book should be. It's funny. It's beautiful. It's simple yet meaningful on many levels.

When Autumn arrives, a young fox becomes concerned when his favorite tree changes colors and dropping its leaves. Something must be wrong. Fletcher tries to help his tree, but to no avail. Not to worry, for a happy ending with a twist is in store. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves is not just another autumn-themed book. It's a story about friendship and the acceptance of change.

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