Leaves Fall Down
Autumn is time for the leaves to change colors. Get out your rake and help gather the fallen leaves. Find out why leaves change color.
Leaves Fall Down
Autumn is time for the leaves to change colors. Get out your rake and help gather the fallen leaves. Find out why leaves change color. And take a running leap into that huge pile of leaves!
About the Author & Illustrator:
Lisa Bullard is the award-winning author of many books for children, including the mystery novel Turn Left at the Cow. Lisa lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a tailless cat. She also teaches writing and enjoys photography, swimming, and road trips. www.lisabullard.com
Nadine Takvorian grew up in the Bay Area and currently resides in Berkeley, CA. She graduated from the California College of Arts where she received her BFA in illustration with Distinction. In addition to illustrating, Nadine has been an art director in children’s book publishing and an art assistant in the art department of Industrial Light & Magic.
A Few Reviews:
“Why do leaves change color in fall/autumn? This book addresses this question in a manner that is fun and simplified for younger kids, ages 4-8. The illustrations are a highlight, depicting the rich autumnal colors in all their vibrant hues. A boy and his mom go outdoors for a walk and are depicted exploring nature, with the curious young boy asking his mom questions about why leaves lose their original color in fall. Terms such as chlorophyll and compost are used but defined in a simple manner and there is also a glossary at the back. In addition, there is a list of additional titles for further reading and even a craft activity involving making leaves window art. This is a perfect read for fall, and would make a nice addition to a classroom/school library.” – Amazon Reviewer Z. Hayes
“This is an engaging book that introduces autumn leaves in a simple way. It touches on difficult concepts like chlorophyll and decomposition but does not go into great detail about them. I would recommend this as a first book in an autumn leaves unit where you plan to read a little more about those topics. For my 2 year old, she did not get those, but there were plenty of parts she did connect with (taking a walk to look at leaves, raking, playing” – Amazon Reviewer S. Dileonardo