Contributor(s): Diesen, Deborah, Fleming, Lucy (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0374307547 ISBN-13: 9780374307547
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
OUR PRICE: $15.30
Product Type: School And Library
Published: July 2018 Annotation: A grandparent and child enjoy the bounty and wonder of the autumn season during a scenic walk marked by acorn-gathering squirrels, vibrant falling leaves, crisp apples, ripe pumpkins and a family harvest meal. By the best-selling author of the Pout-Pout Fish series.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Autumn; Fiction.
- Grandparent and child; Fiction.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Seasons
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Values & Virtues
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Multigenerational
|Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6|
|Book type: Easy Fiction|
|Physical Information: 9.50" H x 9.50" W x 0.50" (0.80 lbs)|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Deborah Diesen is the author of the New York Times–bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series, illustrated by Dan Hanna, and Bloom, illustrated by Mary Lundquist. She currently works for a nonprofit organization and has also worked as a librarian and a bookseller. She lives in Grand Ledge, Michigan.
Lucy Fleming is the illustrator of the Dear Molly, Dear Olive books and the Piper Morgan series. She lives and works in a small town in England with an animator and a little black cat. When not at her desk, Lucy loves to be outdoors in the sunshine with a hot cup of tea—doodling, of course.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2018 August #3)
In this quiet story by Diesen (the Pout-Pout Fish series), a child and her grandfather reflect on their autumnal walk: "Squirrels were everywhere, digging holes and hiding acorns. We wondered: Would they remember all those spots later?" The pairâ€”who, in Fleming's gentle artwork, appears clad in winter coatsâ€”stop to eat apples, pick out pumpkins from the patch, and joyfully leap into a pile of leaves. All the while, they listen to the sounds that nature makesâ€”the honking geese, laughing chrysanthemum blooms, and "red leaves talking to yellow leaves talking to orange leaves talking to purple leaves." The grandfather and grandchild carry the warm memory home as they reminisce around a fireplace and, in a final spread, gather for a Thanksgiving feast with others. Diesen subtly conveys how experiences can be distilled forever in memoryâ€”and that this is something to be thankful for. Ages 2â€“6. (July)Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.